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Routes in Pond Cave

Buddhist, The V3 6A
Centipede V3-4 6A+
Feeling Needy V10 7C+
Gravity Hits V10 7C+
Hueco Nightmare V10 7C+
Keep It Hid V9 7C
Leap Frog V7 7A+
Leap Frog Eliminate V7-8 7B
Leap Frog Variation V9 7C
Lip Service V2 5+
Pond Cave Arete V3 6A
Pond Cave Direct V7 7A+
Pond Cave Traverse, The V4 6B
Quiet Buddhist, The V3 6A
Sloth'n V6 7A
Sphincteral Agony V11 8A
Super Sloth'n V10 7C+
Under the Big Top V11 8A
Under the Grid V10 7C+
Who Needs Hueco V8 7B
Woke Sloth V9 7C
hueco dreams V9- 7C
Type: Boulder, 15 ft
FA: Ed Sewall, mid '80s
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Shared By: tscupp on Jul 20, 2010
Admins: M Sprague, Joe M.

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V4 might be the best grade to climb at Lincoln Woods and this one is a contender for the top. Start at the base of the crack in the center of the cave following the crack up and right. Top out when the jugs end when the crack turns the arete.

The crux comes in the first few moves and with the option of using feet on the opposing wall to make the climb easier (probably v3+/v4-). This option may seem contrived but the cruxes climb differently with one being more subtle and core dependent while the other forces longer moves between the better holds.


center of the cave, the heavily chalked right trending crack.


Multiple pads and spotter are best but the hardest moves are right near the beginning with an easy but not necessarily obvious top out.


Graham O.  
A blast! One that never gets old. Jul 15, 2016
Felt like the sharp jugs took away from what would otherwise be an excellent climb. May 8, 2013
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
FA - Ed Sewall, mid '80s Jan 19, 2012
Grodzki Grodzki
Chattanooga, TN
Grodzki Grodzki   Chattanooga, TN
Solid route, definitely a woods classic. Watch out for a water filled jug at the top out. Nov 25, 2010
S. Neoh
S. Neoh  
Ah, yes, I remmeber this one as being quite good. Ending is a little spicy. Did it the same day Zeb sent Who Needs Heuco back when he was a young pup! :) Jul 28, 2010