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Carl's Bad Caverns
Avg: 3.1 from 15 votes
|Type:||Trad, 180 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Mike Engle, Carl Coy 1985|
|Page Views:||1,380 total · 17/month|
|Shared By:||AndyKemedy on Aug 14, 2011|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
Start the route by climbing up and around a large flake above the bolt line for Awk-Wierd Raspberries, past a tree, and down to a right facing dihedral with a hand/fist crack. Climb up this crack until near the end. Climb out left to the face on jugs and up to the anchors for pitch one. For pitch two head up and shoot for the gap in the roof above. Enter the cave and walk to the back. Chimney up through the cave to the top. The anchors are to the left as your facing the wall or to the north. The climb can be done in one pitch with lots of rope drag as both pitches wander a bit. The climbing is very easy at the top so it isn't a huge problem.
The route is a large right facing corner between the bolt lines for Rocking Raspberries and Awk-Weird Raspberries. Start to the right of Awk-Weird Raspberries and climb above and to the left to gain the corner. The first belay is at the anchors for Rocking Raspberries. To descend do a two rope rap from the second pitch anchors.