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Routes in Killer Cave

Action Candy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
After the Gold Rush S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Back-up Binkie S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Bagdhad S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Basra S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Black Dynamite S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Blood Line S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Bloody Endeavor S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Blue Moon S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Brown Trout S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Bush Doctor S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Busload of Faith S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Cannonball S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Cartoon Graveyard S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Come Home Curly S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Cutthroat S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Deadman's Reach S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Elmo's Fish S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Endeavor to Persevere S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Firecracker Kid S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Full Moon S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Global Warm-Up S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Harvest Moon S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Harvest Rush S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
House of God S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
HyperNova S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Killer S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
King of Hearts S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Kingdom of Jah S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Moonstone S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Mr. Majestyk S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Nirvana S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
One Love S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Organic S 5.14a/b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Pitch Black S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Pocket Kalkulator S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Powderfinger S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Ring of Fire S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Sam I Am S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Samsara S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Second Hand Nova S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sign of the Times (First Pitch) S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Sign of the Times (pitch 2) S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Sister Ray S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Spook Eyes S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Stronger Graveyard S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Stronger Than Reason S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Successor, The S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Sun Spot S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sweet Bro S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Throne, The S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
To the Moon, Alice S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Urchin, The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Virga S 5.13c/d 8b 31 X 31 E8 7a
Wield The Scepter S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
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FA: Craig Reason
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Endeavor to Persevere tackles the arete on the right side of the Killer Cave. The crux involves hard bouldering to the fourth bolt, probably v8, with the hardest part passing the 4th bolt.

Start on a large boulder, under the roof, on a side pull and a pinch. Jump up to a right hand jug, then surf out to a 4 finger gaston pocket with your left hand. Next you go up right to a vertical three finger pocket. The left hand stops at an intermediate crimp and then up to the clipping hold, a left hand crimp/pocket. Make a hard clip off this hold, then dead point off of it and a right mono, locking off to a right hand pinch/crimp with poor feet. Next go up to the undercling crack and rest here. Falling at the fourth clip would require an attentive belayer to keep you off the large boulder at the base.

There is another 13a crux pulling over the overhang onto the main part of the arete between bolt 6 and 8. It is difficult to clip bolt 8. Make sure you have good beta for this section as it sucks to fall here after having done the difficult entry numerous times (personal experience). There is a decent shake to the left of bolt 9. A 5.12 move a few bolts higher keeps you honest on the redpoint burn.

A variation called Dr. Endeavor (5.13a) skips the boulder problem at the bottom by climbing the first 3 bolts of Bush Doctor and then traversing to the right out the underclings to meet up with the 5th bolt. This is a 3 star route in its own right.

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bolts, all of which are in situ.
Jonathan Siegrist
his truck
  5.13c
Jonathan Siegrist   his truck
  5.13c
This is an exceptional climb with wicked position. Boulder problem at the bottom is burly! the first few bolts are the crux, but several other moves along the way could easily spit off those pumped. Rests are not amazing but come here and there, just in time. All of 5.13c for sure. May 23, 2009
Monomaniac
Morrison, CO
 
Monomaniac   Morrison, CO  
 
Gets my vote as the best hard sport route in the Lander area. Has a bit of everything and requires a number of diverse abilities to send. Mar 30, 2010
Scott W
Flagstaff, AZ
Scott W   Flagstaff, AZ
I hope you've been practicing your one arm lock offs on monos... Apr 25, 2011
Monomaniac
Morrison, CO
 
Monomaniac   Morrison, CO  
 
Hmm, I think you might have some bad beta ;) Apr 25, 2011
Opened by Craig Reason Jun 17, 2014
DB Cee
Chattanooga, TN
  5.13c
DB Cee   Chattanooga, TN
  5.13c
No mono lock moves at all. Best in Sinks! Mar 20, 2016

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