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Routes in Hailes Cave

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Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Lower: Pat Thompson & Mike Whelan , Upper: Dwight Cheu 2016
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Shared By: Rob King on Aug 28, 2017 with updates from MikeH

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Climb some dirty rock to the first bolt and then through some interesting face climbing to the small roof crux (if you can make the high clip, rest and back clean the last clip). After the roof, climb to and clip the first anchor before continuing up into the huge crack. Follow the crack up to and under the roof, passing the second set of anchors. Climb around the corner and back into the vertical crack before manteling onto a dirty ledge and clipping the third set of anchors. FIGHT THAT ROPE DRAG!

This route is very difficult to clean on the way down if you do the full extension so it's best to have someone follow on TR to do so.


Second route in from the dirty back corner


12 bolts to the anchor


One of the best laybacks I've ever experienced. Nothing too technical, just waaay fun! Sep 5, 2017
2018: The cave wall is closed until May 1st for a bat closure. Apr 21, 2018
petzl logic
Montreal, QC
petzl logic   Montreal, QC
Great climb, nothing particularly hard but you sure get off the ground in a hurry! Sep 4, 2018

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