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Cave Area Rock Climbing 

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Cave. Photo by Blitzo.


This area includes the Cave Boulder and surrounding boulders. The Cave Boulder houses the well known testpiece, The Buttermilker (V12), as well as a popular short roof called, The Flake Roof (V5).

Getting There 

These large boulders lies in the center of the boulder field, low on the hillside.

Climbing Season

For the Buttermilks Main area.

Weather station 5.4 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cave Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cave Area:
Robinson's Rubber Tester   V0 4     Boulder   Robinson's Rubber Tester Bo...
Inner Sanctum   V2 5+     Boulder, 8'   Cave Boulder
Dyno Problem   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Cave Boulder
Gleaming the Cube, High Start   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Cave Boulder
Lactose Intolerant   V5 6C     Boulder   Cave Boulder
Shelter from the Storm   V6- 7A     Boulder   Cave Boulder
Cave Route   V6 7A     Boulder   Cave Boulder
Pain Grain SDS   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Cave Boulder
Soul Slinger Right   V8- 7B     Boulder, 15'   Soul Slinger Boulder
Gleaming the Cube   V8- 7B     Boulder   Cave Boulder
Moonraker   V8-9 7B+     Boulder, 12'   Cave Boulder
Soul Slinger   V9 7C     Boulder, 14'   Soul Slinger Boulder
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Rock Climbing Photo: Pain Grain

Pain Grain SDS V7 7A+  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Cave Boulder
Sit-start on holds atop the large scoop feature. Work up and left on small holds and toe/heel hooks to the massive, sharp jug start hold of Pain Grain stand-start. Continue up on sharp holds to the cruxy topout. The sit is so much better than the stand, if you can do the moves just go for the sit.Stand-start is v5...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Cave. Photo by Blitzo.
Cave. Photo by Blitzo.
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By Adam Stackhouse
Jun 14, 2012

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