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Routes in The Cave Area

Alcoa TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Bat Flake TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Big Horn T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0- 4-
Camlock T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a V3- 6A
Cave, The TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Clicker T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Digit's Delight T,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Fisticuffs T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V-easy 3
Greg's Crack T,TR 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
John's Crack T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Manuel's Horror T,TR 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Mexican Dinner Mantle TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Nightmare on Elm Street V4 6B
Obsession TR 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Pruneface V6 7A
Stairway to Heaven TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Starface TR 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Walking On Air TR 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Type: TR, 18 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Adam Stackhouse on Feb 13, 2006
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This is a thin overhanging route on the same face as the route The Cave, about 8 feet to its left. The holds seem face all the wrong directions, and is very difficult.


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Adam Stackhouse

Adam Stackhouse    
Some contemporary guidebooks list this route as "Anti-Social." Mar 6, 2006
ron amick
poway, ca
ron amick   poway, ca
Back story on this. Around 1985 Dave Robinson announced his new route "obsession" saying thet he glue reinforced a natural flake on the face so it wouldnt come off. Dave was a known rock butcher, so i went up the next day and found a rectangular block that didnt even match the color or grain of the surrounding rock had been stuck to the wall. Brown glue had seeped from the bottom of it and dried on the rock. When i put a fixed line on it i saw that the top of the glue-on had been hewn to make it perfectly flat. I took it off with a chisel and one swing of the hammer. The next day i saw dave and took him that i had removed his atrocity, and that he needed to clean that ugly glue spot off the rock. I still have the epoxy covered hold i removed, dont think dave ever cleaned up his mess. Sep 7, 2015
Josh Beck
Josh Beck  
For what it's worth way back when I worked on this for a while, and did all the moves with the natural holds, but never linked it. Gnarly overhead thin gastons and smears. Thinking back, it's probably in the V8-V9 range? Jul 24, 2018

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