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(6) First Cave

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3 Days, 30 Meters S 
Agar Jelly S 
Breezy T 
Calypso T 
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

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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Missionary 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Asia : East Asia : ... : (6) First Cave
From the cave of Wilson Overhang, start either to the left on the bolts of Sorry Valentine or to the right on a left-leaning diagonal. If you choose the right option, or the cave overhang, continue up into and through the chimney above. No matter how you do it, you will end up at a ledge with (titanium bolts?) one good and one old bolt.The second pitch moves straight up into the tight flare with a hand-crack. Beware of loose rock as you get into it. Pull through the brief crux ...[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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