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Routes in Smokeys Cave

Billy Goat V2 5+
Incandescence V4 6B
Kobe's Achilles V5 6C
Tempest, The V6 7A
newtons groove V4 6B
Type: Boulder, 17 ft
FA: r. tyler gross
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Shared By: r. tyler gross on Apr 12, 2013
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

A sweet sequence of flowing moves on big holds into an awesome roof crack featuring a uniquely bomber two finger pocket and a tricky move to an awesome rail. Slap out to sloper/pinches and straight up for an exciting finish!

Location

Start low left in the center of the cave and follow the roof crack out. Crux I think is getting through the roof section and red point crux is the finish!

Protection

pads, flat landing

Photos

I agree, a pretty hard six, but that is all through the crux. Only gave a few good goes on it since it was getting dark, but it is a sweet problem with many beta possibilities depending on who you are as a climber. May 2, 2014
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
 
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
 
Best line here. The holds at the start are big sandy jugs, but the holds at the top are perfect wedges that you can pinch, side-pull, or lie-back. I love how the line gets progressively harder the higher you get. I started low and right (didn't consult the video... but it doesn't affect the grade I think), and it seemed V6, albeit on the steep-and-powerful side of V6. Fantastic finish. May 22, 2013