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Routes in The Wicked Cave
|Cryptic Egyptian S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a|
|Deity S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|F.U.C.K. S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Feast (aka Fat Lady), The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Get Shorty S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a|
|Hippy Speedball S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Magnetar S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a|
|Planet X S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a|
|Quick Tick Egyptian S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Sexy Beast S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Shades S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Skyline Fire Dance S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Slice of Life S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a|
|Tombraider S 5.13c/d 8b 31 X 31 E8 7a|
|Zulu S 5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a|
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|Shared By:||Pinklebear on Dec 1, 2001|
|Admins:||Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionShades is the rightmost route in the Wicked Cave proper and the easiest line in the cave. Despite all this, it never sees any traffic and has long since been reclaimed by spiders and silt.
Were this route to receive a proper cleaning it would actually be pretty fun -- fun, that is, until the top bit, which involves doing your best not to stem out to a semi-detached flake the size of a volkswagen bus just five feet to your right.
Some choss is simply too big to even think of trundling; maybe the flake will just fall off itself. Or maybe the bolts could be moved a bit further left.
Anyway, start low in the chossy band, move through porous rock on sharp pockets, then punch up the sustained, bulgy face above. When the angle eases so does the difficulty -- just don't stem out to that block!
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