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Submitted By: Dave Hug on Jan 29, 2015


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Less than 100 yards from Cool Down. it is the large cave providing many pump problems

Getting There 

Hike east from Cool Down and you will reach a gully that takes you to the top. Just past that is the Bouldering Cave

Climbing Season

For the Cedar Bluff area.

Weather station 10.7 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Compression Ratio V8 7B  Illinois : Cedar Bluff : ... : Bouldering Cave
Sidepulls galore. Beta I attempted: start sitting on sidepull edges/pinches, throwing high to more sidepull edges (good LH, semi-slopey RH) before moving to better holds above. Name totally made up (not in the guidebook, though I thought it worthy of description)....[more]   Browse More Classics in Illinois

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By MattH
Jan 4, 2016
I thought this cave had some of the best bouldering in southern Illinois. The rock was bomber, the holds were comfortable, and the moves were fun and gymnastic. The rock felt like poured concrete. Maybe I'm spilling the beans on a local secret but I'm stumped as to why this place isn't packed. I'll admit I'm biased against the characteristic sandiness and 80-grit feel of most southeast sandstone, but this felt like someone stole a cave from magic wood and dumped it in SoIll (minus the polished holds from thousands of climbers). I've added route descriptions for the most obvious distinct lines.
By Jerome Penner
From: Louisville KY
Apr 4, 2016
Was just here yesterday and I cannot believe there aren't more established problems in this area and maybe there are in a guidebook somewhere but nothing really online about it. The rock is comfortable and the landing area is mostly just soft dirt. There is a lot of potential here!

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