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Routes in The Negativity Cave

Cast In Stone S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Deception S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
El Jefe S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Half Full or Half Empty? S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Power of Negative Thought, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Theory of negativity S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Sport, 200 ft, 2 pitches
FA: John Robinson / Brad Johnson
Page Views: 4,644 total, 85/month
Shared By: Brad J on May 24, 2013
Admins: Aron Quiter, Kyle Bishop, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Cast in Stone is a Two pitch climb (see Negativity Slabs Area for a description of first pitch) To get to the start of the second pitch of this climb, climb the first pitch of "Cast In Stone" (See Beta Photo #4) When you get to the top of the first pitch you will arrive at a bench area that is at the base of Negativity Cave. Move to the left side of Negativity cave. Move up to the first bolt and traverse left past the fixed draw. There is a bolt with a chain protecting the move over the lip. Climb to the next bolt then down climb to lip bolt and remove draw to reduce rope drag. Although only 5.8, climb has great exposure and a few tricky moves up top.


bolt protected with musseys at the anchor.
carl al
carl al  
classic, fun, exposed. Reminds me of the 2nd pitch of bonnie's roof at the gunks. Oct 2, 2017
Probably my favorite route at the Emeralds love the exposure and it's actually the upper part of a two pitch climb. Great views from the top. Be careful one of the chains mid climb is pretty thin go with the bolt as soon as you can instead of the chain.
Sep 20, 2016
Rick Batha
El Macero, CA
Rick Batha   El Macero, CA
Super fun, great exposure! Aug 3, 2014