Gollum's Cave Rock Climbing
Adam Sinner taking a coffee break halfway through.
Short, steep routes in a secluded alcove. Often buggy in the Summer. The cave is broken up into 2 sections. The lower section will be the 1st you come to if arriving from the west. It features Master of Reality
, a classic & testy 5.12 roof crack. The upper section gets more sun. It contains Escher's Staircase
, 1 of the steeper 5.10s on the Pass.
Park at the Grottos Day Use area. Follow the trail over the bridge & go left shortly after the Ice Caves trail intersection (~1/4 mile). Descend into the lower lefthand end of the Cave. A 5-minute walk at most.
Climbing Season For the Grottos Day Use Area area.
Weather station 5.2 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Gollum's Cave
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Apr 5, 2012
We had some tourists throwing rocks down here that landed a few feet from us. Always have your guard up.
From: Lakewood, co
Jul 9, 2014
BRING BUG SPRAY! This area is thick with mosquitos, since the ice caves hold so much moisture. Belaying can be pretty rough without lots of bug spray.