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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 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
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 5.10a 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
Successor, The S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 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 5.13a/b 8a 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
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Paul Piana, 1999
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Shared By: Monomaniac on Apr 6, 2011
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Description

This truly outstanding wall of pockets is guarded by a brutal one-move boulder problem passing the first bolt. This move looks much harder than it is, and an unnecessarily low first bolt adds to the intimidation factor. However, the upper panel offers some of the best moderate pocket climbing in the Canyon, so stick clip the second bolt and give it a try if you're in the mood for some european-quality limestone.

Stick clip at least the first bolt, then step left from the ledge to reach a pair of sinker pockets. The crux move gains a big jug and a few positive edges to establish on the hanging wall. Weave back and forth between sinker pockets and the odd edge, generally easing with height towards the obvious flowstone bulge. Follow big huecos over the fun bulge to the anchor.

Location

On the far right side of the Killer Cave is an elevated ledge behind a large juniper-pine. Five routes begin from this ledge, Spook Eyes being the furthest left, beginning from the far left end of the sloping ledge. Immediately left of Second-Hand Nova.

Protection

~10 bolts, 3BA. Stick clip recommended.

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