Killer Cave Rock Climbing
The left side of the mighty Killer Cave. Gets aft...
One word: steep. That would sum it up. Killer Cave is home to some very steep routes. Pumpfest routes like Killer
(12c), Mr. Majestyk
(12d), The Throne
(13a), and Bush Doctor
(12a). The Killer Cave is also home to some of the hardest lines at sinks, like Virga (13c), Busload of Faith
(14a), and Come Home Curly
Happily, for the non-mutant in all of us, Killer Cave includes curtain walls to the left and right with classic lines with angles closer to vertical. Some classics here include Action Candy
(9+), Second Hand Nova
(10d/11a), Harvest Moon
(11a), and Elmo's Fish
The top of nearly all lines in the main cave keep shade all day. The sun travels across the wall from left to right, due to the curvature of the wall.
The approach is simple, just take the steep right trail that pops out right below the cave. Watch out for rattlesnakes on the trail and under boulders in the cave.
Weather station 1.8 miles from here
51 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',26],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Killer Cave
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Killer Cave:
Elmo's Fish 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Blood Line 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Blue Moon 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Bush Doctor 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
HyperNova 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Killer 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Nirvana 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
The Throne 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Samsara 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Featured Route For Killer Cave
Endeavor to Persevere 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a WY
: Sinks Canyon
: Killer Cave
Endeavor to Persevere tackles the arete on the right side of the Killer Cave. The crux involves hard bouldering to the fourth bolt, probably v8, with the hardest part passing the 3rd bolt and getting to the 4th clip. Start on a large boulder, under the roof, on a side pull and a pinch. Jump up to a right hand jug, then surf out to a 4 finger gaston pocket with your left hand. Next you go up right to a vertical three finger pocket. The left hand stops at an intermediate crimp and then up to t...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
Killer Cave Late June 2010; 'Bush Doctor' is runni...
The right side of the cave features routes such as...