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Routes in The Carnal Caves

Dont Call it a Comeback S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Enticer, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Even Cowpunks Hit The Booze S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Patriot Games S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Secret Garden S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
She's A Squirter T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Straight to the Throat T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Three Old Bolts S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Turn It On T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
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Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Wade Forrest, JJ Schlick
Page Views: 500 total · 8/month
Shared By: JJ Schlick on May 12, 2013
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Access Issue: Portions of Mt. Elden are closed for Forest Thinning Details


The Secret Garden is a beautiful face route on the outside wall of the Carnal Cave. Approach the start of the route from the cave via a short rope traverse to a beautiful belay ledge.

Choose your holds wisely for the first 15" passing two bolts. A short traverse leads to an enticing crux section of alligator plates on impeccable red stone. Real in the jugs for a while until the angle backs off, and then enjoy the featured slab to the anchors. Though the crux section is bomber rock, the rest of the route is a bit soft. Choose your footholds wisely. Kinda oldschooly face climbing...


Follow short fixed rope out of the Carnal Caves to beautiful belay perch.


9 bolts


Randall Gann
  5.10+ PG13
Randall Gann  
  5.10+ PG13
Thanks to Wade and JJ for another awesome line! Super fun climbing from the start to the chains. Excellent and thoughtful moves in the crux. There is a little spice in the crux section, however, because a fall during the hardest moves would drop you onto the little scoop below the bolt. Probably not the best lead for the climber who is at their limit at the grade. May 13, 2013

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