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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
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
Type: TR, 22 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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The Climb

This route is on a separate boulder to the left of The Cave, and is characterized by a right arching flake. For the most part it is obscured by a large oak tree (ants?). A weird corner start finally gets one into the flake system itself. Deep fist jams and forearm cams are made before an exit move is made prior to the end of the crack with a face move or two to the top. Highly Recommended.


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San Diego, CA
Ehrick   San Diego, CA
Fun transition from fists to forearm cams at the top. Definitely recommend this climb if you're into that sort of thing. Jun 15, 2013
ventura, ca
scottydo   ventura, ca
starts off great but slowly expands into heinous small offwidth/barely too big for hands. bring the #3 and #4 for that last part. May 7, 2009
The corner at the start is easy but that crack...I was sucking big time! Sep 1, 2007
Scotty Nelson
Scotty Nelson   Boulder
To protect the pendulumn at the start, climb up the tree and put in a #2 camalot as a directional.

Make sure to tape up for this one!! Jun 29, 2007
I didn't feel the start was any harder than 5.8 or 5.9, but the flake above is burly as hell. I need to go back with tape to make the painful wide fist jams tolerable enough to finish the route. Then again, maybe this is a finger/hand size thing? I have small hands and skinny fingers... Jun 10, 2007
Galloway, NJ
G.McCay   Galloway, NJ
It might be better described as a classic 5.10c tips layback start gets one into the flake system above. Apr 3, 2007