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Routes in The Infectious Cave / Slab

Do-Do Love S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Finger Injection S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fresh Start S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Friction Addiction S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Ghetto Booty S 5.14 8c+ 34 XI- 34 E9 7b
Ghetto Boyz S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Gorillas in the Mist S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Higher Power S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Infectious Booty S 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Infectious Groove S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Molotov Cocktail S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Short Dog S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Touch of Grey S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Urban Decay S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
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Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Dan McQuade
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Shared By: Matt McMurray on Sep 11, 2006
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Access Issue: Mount Charleston Wilderness Area Details


Climb up for 15 feet, then head left up the groove to its end. Finally continue up the smooth-looking headwall. This route always stays dry...


The big left diagonalling pocketed groove. Start in the center of the cave, right of a small sub-cave.


11 bolts to LO.


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skinny legs and all
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
skinny legs and all   Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Lore has it that this route sports drilled or enhanced pockets, though it climbs well. This is not a big issue now, because it was one of the first of it's grade near Vegas at the time, and also considering the ethics in the area. I personally would not attach a manufactured tag to the description.

The first female ascent was by Stephanie Forte around 2002 or 2003 if I recall correctly. An interesting story about her ascent is that she was bonking from lack of energy one day at the base and found only a Halloween size packet of Starburst candies in her pack. She ate a red one and sent immediately afterwards. For months afterward, she did not go to a crag without bag of Starbursts, and ate a red one before a serious redpoint attempt as a good luck charm. After her ascent, the local boyz murmured of downgrading the 5.13c rating. It has stuck over the years and Steph's ascent was certainly impressive for the time and made the news in the mags. Perhaps this made her a Ghetto Girl? Jan 1, 2014

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