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|Type:||Trad, 5 pitches|
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When closed, the closures include the named rock formations and the areas surrounding the base of the formation. This includes all climbing routes, outcroppings, cliffs, faces, ascent and descent routes, and climber's access trails to the formation.
Areas not listed are presumed to be open. These closures will be lifted or extended as conditions dictate.
For up to date closures visit: nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/…
P1. Thin lieback corner (9) and hand-traverse left (8) to a ledge, belay just up from a crystal dyke.
P2. Traverse 10 feet or so left to the second thin crack up the face. The first one is 10b. Start with a few difficult and insecure jams (9) then continue this pitch at solid 5.8 to a nice ledge past a flake.
P3. Lieback the nice, left-arcing, left-facing dihedral (9) to a big ledge.
P4. Continue up and right on easy, blocky slab climbing to a nook under The Cave (5.2?)
P5. Exit The Cave through the slot to the left of the large block. There is one tricky move, but the holds are there....
Descent: Downclimb a gully to the east. The downclimbing includes steep slabs and some 5th-class moves, so follow cairns and look around for the safest path to them. Don't head downhill immediately after the Cave exit, instead traverse until a worn path down the gully comes into view and scramble over to join that.