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(6) First Cave

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Cape to the Sky S 
Clean Face S 
Commissary Crack T 
Crow, The T 
Deceiving Arete S 
Desert, The S 
Dragon Arete S 
Grass T 
Heart Shaped Rice Cake S 
Heaven's Falling T,S 
Hornet's Nest T 
Missionary T 
Muddy Undercling T 
Noodle Line T 
Sorry Valentine S 
Teratism T 
Walkway S 
Westbound Road T 
Wonderland Fairy S 

(6) First Cave Rock Climbing 

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As you walk south around the long arm of the Grand Auditorium, known as Dragon Ridge, you will see a huge arch over a shallow cave set far back in the hillside. This is the First Cave. There are a good number of moderate gear and sport routes on the south-facing wall known as Lower Dragon Ridge, including the superb Commissary Crack. The north-facing wall, also called the South Claw, offers a number of intermediate trad classics as well. The Dragon Cave's fiercest and most-overhanging bolted problems are in the cave itself. Unfortunately this area suffers from damp, sandy, loose rock and particularly severe corrosion conditions.

Getting There 

Between the Grand Auditorium and the Second Cave.

Rain & Shade 

Routes inside the cave stay dry in the rain. They tend to be dank after several days of rain though. All other walls dry quickly.

The cave interior and South Claw are shaded by 10am. All other routes are in the sun until late afternoon.

Climbing Season

For the Long Dong (Dragon Cave) area.

Weather station 7.1 miles from here

23 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in (6) First Cave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (6) First Cave:
Commissary Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 180'   
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Commissary Crack 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Asia : Taiwan : ... : (6) First Cave
Start up the crack where the huge boulder creates a choke-point with the wall. Climb through the dihedral onto a grassy ledge - beware of loose rock! Continue up into another obtuse, clean dihedral on dark red stone, then out a thin mini-overhang onto another another grassy ledge. Again, beware! Optionally belay here on titanium bolts (2015).From here, move up into the great 3-4" splitter on white-gold stone for 40 feet and into an alcove. Continue up the wide crack in the back. Go straight...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Fen Yuan Trap 12a at First Cave
Fen Yuan Trap 12a at First Cave
Rock Climbing Photo: South Claw, north-facing wall, far left side of th...
South Claw, north-facing wall, far left side of th...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lower Dragon Ridge
Lower Dragon Ridge
Rock Climbing Photo: 啊郎 belaying 大俠 on &quo...
啊郎 belaying 大俠 on &quo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Right inside cave
Right inside cave
Rock Climbing Photo: Middle inside cave
Middle inside cave
Rock Climbing Photo: Left inside cave
Left inside cave
Rock Climbing Photo: Shot by a local photographer
Shot by a local photographer

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