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|Type:||Sport, 45 ft|
|FA:||Steve Montesanto and Bill Price|
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|Shared By:||Steve Montesanto on Jan 3, 2014|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Access Issue: Access Notes Details
The open climbing areas are right next to a dangerous active quarry, so regardless of what you read on the internets, respect whatever "closed" signs you find on your visit. CRAGS and the Access Fund are beginning new projects to help improve access to Cave Valley. You can communicate access issues directly at CRAGS’ Cave Valley page norcalcrags.org/crags/cavev….
Access Issue: The State Rec Area closes at dusk - most parking areas are self-paid Details
Most of Auburn SRA is open from 7 am to sunset. Leave early enough to be off the trails before dusk. Most parking requires self registration fees in cash envelopes (or annual state park passes), and is enthusiastically enforced. Check the Auburn State Recreation Area website at parks.ca.gov/?page_id=502 for current information. Note that the park's policy is that technical roped climbing is only permitted in the Cave Valley/Quarry area - outside the fenced private quarry at the back. Unroped climbing - aka bouldering or DWS - is allowed everywhere with a safe landing.
Climb a couple of tricky moves right off the deck and then past 2 bolts to a good ledge/stance. Here the wall steepens and the climbing quality improves considerably requiring technical 5.10 climbing with far fewer holds to choose from. Hardest moves are just getting to and climbing past the 5th bolt onto the head wall then to the big undercling out right. Milk the upper underclings at the top of the headwall and prepare for the exciting mantle onto the porch!
Furthest left on the wall. A small flat area dug out into the dirt slope and at the bottom of a large fallen slab marks the start.
6 bolts lead to a 2 bolt anchor with mussy hooks
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