(6) First Cave Rock Climbing
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, including the superb Commissary Crack. The north-facing wall offers a number of intermediate trad classics as well. The Dragon Cave's fiercest and most-overhanging bolted problems are in the cave itself.
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.
Weather station 7.1 miles from here
19 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in (6) First Cave
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Featured Route For (6) First Cave
Commissary Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Asia
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Start up the crack to the right of the short buttress that creates the choke-point between the huge boulder and the wall. Alternatively, you can start up the bolts to the left on Lower Commissary. 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 grassy ledge. Again, beware! Optionally belay here on titanium bolts (2015).From here, move up into the great 3-4...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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