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Routes in Narcissus Cave

Deep Throat S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Ectomorph Arete S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Hang On Little Tomato T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jeff's Bunny Hop S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Locumba S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Narcissus S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Narcissus Direct S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Project S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Simple Minds S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Smilin' Jack S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Sniff the Drill S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Suicide Blonde S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
That Eight S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Jeff Smith (1992)
Page Views: 1,955 total, 17/month
Shared By: Tim Schafstall on Apr 11, 2008
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath

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Description

Slightly better than its neighbors on this wall.
Very popular. Get there early on a busy weekend for a quick warm up or else risk waiting in line.

Work your way up the nice face past a slightly blanker section about 15 feet up (crux), then up slightly easier rock to the anchors.

Location

The left most of three bolted routes on the face just right and slightly upslope from the large shelter cave (Narcissus Cave). Look for a wet or stained spot about 15 feet up.

Protection

6 bolts + 2-bolt anchor.

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Jake Jones
Richmond, VA
 
Jake Jones   Richmond, VA  
 
Any hanger on any sleeved/threaded 5 piece bolt is subject to expansion and contraction. If you climb primarily bolted routes, a good piece of kit to have with you is a small crescent wrench. If you're not lugging around a trad rack, then a small wrench shouldn't be that big of a deal. I'm not disparaging anyone that doesn't do this, but there seems to be an awful lot of posts that state "loose nut" or "loose hanger". We all depend on fixed protection on sport climbs, and there is no "service department". NRAC does a great job, but they focus on bolts and routes that are in dire need of TLC (a good example is the route Ghandian Dilution at lower Meadow). A loose hanger isn't a priority for them, nor should it be- especially when it's so easily fixed. We all climb on the stuff, therefore we all contribute to the wear and tear. It's time we all stepped up stewardship to at least a minor degree. Carrying a small wrench is an easy way to do that, and leave something better than you found it. Aug 7, 2017
BrianWS  
If just the nut is loose, it's fine to climb on - no need for alarmism. Just hand tighten it after cleaning. Aug 7, 2017
Reid S  
Just a heads-up. The nut on the second bolt needs to be torqued. I hand-tightened as best I could, but I wouldn't rely on it until it has been properly tightened. Aug 6, 2017