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Anti-meridian T 
Assless Chaps Extension T 
Ding Dong's Crack T 
Equator T 
Flying Squirrel, The T 
HoneyComb Dome , The T 
Japanese Cowboy T 
Little Tension Whore T 
Pancakes and Raisins T 
Prime Meridian T 
Prospector T 
Sprained Ego T 
Sword Ladder T 
Unnamed T 
Warm Up, The T 

Cave area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 27.03141, 99.67553 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Brandon Gottung on Oct 27, 2013
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The Cave Area is located climbers right of the Cretaceous Area, it's easy to walk the base of the cliff and link these two areas in a day. The Cave approach is steeper but more direct. This has some great single pitch climbs, including Japanese Cowboy, Ding Dong's Crack, and Equator. Two wide climbs, Apple Crumble (5.8) and Pineapple Upside Crack (5.9), are surprisingly popular offwidths, next to the Lisu Ladder.

Getting There 

Just after passing the split on your way out of town, having taken the right (straight) fork, immediately turn right across the concrete pad of the market area to the trail that goes up the hill behind the chicken coop. Follow this straight through a small garden and up the clearing and into the woods. From here, take the most obvious path, taking all uphill forks in the path. If you encounter an overgrown trail, you're going the wrong way. Once close to the wall, there is a branch that goes off towards Ding Dong's Crack and other routes between this and the actual Cave feature. If going to the Cave, continue along the hillside until you find a short uphill walk directly towards the Cave itself.

Climbing Season

For the Lijiang Area area.

Weather station 54.9 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cave area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cave area:
Japanese Cowboy   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 80'   
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Featured Route For Cave area
Rock Climbing Photo: Through the roof

The HoneyComb Dome 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a  Asia : East Asia : ... : Cave area
Climb sword ladder P1 or Flying Squirrel to access the start of this amazing climb. P1: Another World 5.12+ Lower off the anchor to a small ledge and free climb out to the crack that splits the overhung face until you get to a bolted anchor. P2: The HoneyComb Roof 5.13+Climb the crack that traverses the top of the cave area arch. Amazing position and hard climbing....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Nate Ball
From: Portland, OR
Nov 11, 2016
Routes from Pancakes & Raisins and right are not actually in the Cave Area at all, and are accessed by separate branches from the same approach trail.

The Cave Area itself is not very sheltered and is in direct sunlight for most of the day.

It is highly discouraged to attempt traversing the wall from the Cave Area to the Cretaceous Area unless you enjoy bushwacking and being covered in seed pods.

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