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Swamp Cave Rock Climbing 


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Description 

This is the cave that is located near the back of the canyon. It is very shady as the canyon is narrow. Very rare to find others climbing here.

Getting There 

Follow the canyon back to where are large cave opens up to the left. Since I have never walked in from where the parking area is now, I would guess it will take you 25 - 30 minutes to get there.

Climbing Season

For the Arrow Canyon area.

Weather station 18.6 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',4],['5.12',4],['5.13',4],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Swamp Cave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Swamp Cave:
Unknown, 5.9   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Unknown, 10a   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Unknown 10d   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Unnamed 11b Sport   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 80'   
Unknown, 11b   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Simple Twist of Fate   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 90'   
Tangled up in Blue   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Shelter from the Storm   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 100'   
Heart of Glass   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 95'   
Brown Sugar   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Swamp Monkey   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 80'   
Swamp Thing   5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Sport, 80'   
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Featured Route For Swamp Cave
Rock Climbing Photo: Spencer on the unnamed 11b at the swamp cave

Unnamed 11b Sport 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Nevada : Arrow Canyon : Swamp Cave
This is the second most leftward route on the wall. There is a variation that goes straight up, but you will want to follow the right leaning series of features. A good mix of pockets, pinches and jugs this steep line is one of the best 11 sport routes I have done....[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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By dnoB ekiM
Jan 12, 2012
Today I added mussy hooks to the anchors (which are metolious rap hangars) on the three 9+/10A's on the right side of the swamp cave wall. I also added them to the far left route (12a) on the bit of wall left of the swamp cave.

I love this crag...and it will be nice to be able to lower off the warm-ups!
By Jonathan Siegrist
From: his truck
Jan 14, 2012
Sweet, thanks Mike!
I'm adding anchors to a few of the climbs this weekend...
cheers!
By Aimee Rose
From: Bend, or
Aug 16, 2017
Can anyone tell me how long it takes to walk here from the parking? Also, would it be too cold to climb here over Thanksgiving? Thanks!

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