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Routes in Heart Cave and Surroundings

A.C. V6-7 7A+
Big Buff and Tough V10 7C+
Chimney, The V1 5
HCB - Arete V3 6A
HCB - Lunge V4+ 6B+
HCB - Sidepulls V4+ 6B+
HCB - Slab V0 4
HCB - Slab Arete V4 6B
Heart Cave V5-6 6C+
Heart Cave Direct V7 7A+
Mondo Bizarro V5 6C
Pumping Romex V3+ 6A+ PG13
Short Boulder Traverse V4 6B
Unknown Highball V7 7A+ PG13
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Shared By: Colin Cox on Sep 29, 2010
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Access Issue: Forest Thinning to begin July 16th at the base of Mt. Elden- Closures are in effect Details


A neat hidden problem on a steep, rounded prow that features a big sloper and a committing finish to the tip of the prow. The landing area is enclosed by steep walls, adding considerable fear factor to an already highball endeavor. Luckily, the holds lead the climber directly over the tight landing zone. A beautiful moderate classic requiring some boldness.


Directly above the Heart Cave about 50 feet. Pumping Romex climbs out of a deep, dark cavern cut by the same water that drains down into the Heart Cave. To get there, climb padless straight out the Heart Cave through a v1 face to chimney hole then scramble straight up for 50 feet, or hike with your pad starting to the right of the Heart Cave. The problem is invisible until you can peer down on it from above through a deep slot.


Many pads are a good idea, for protection and for keeping your feet dry, though it's been done several times with no pad. Spotters will give confidence for the committing high finish.



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