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The Infectious Cave / Slab

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Do-Do Love S 
Finger Injection S 
Fresh Start S 
Friction Addiction S 
Ghetto Booty S 
Ghetto Boyz S 
Gorillas in the Mist S 
Higher Power S 
Infectious Booty S 
Infectious Groove S 
Molotov Cocktail S 
Short Dog S 
Touch of Grey S 
Urban Decay S 

The Infectious Cave / Slab Rock Climbing 

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The Infectious Cave is named after the route, Infectious Groove, an overhanging pocketed 5.13b, that takes a left to right diagonal line up the center of the cave. There is a companion 5.13c counter-diagonal line moving right to left called Ghetto Boyz. The cave is sheltered from the sun for most of the day, and contains a handful of quality routes.

Getting There 

Follow the detailed direction for getting to the Hood. Take the trail south (left facing in) from the corrosion cave past the Walk-By Slab a few hundred yards into the trees.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Infectious Cave / Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Infectious Cave / Slab:
Finger Injection   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Urban Decay   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 65'   
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Urban Decay 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  Nevada : Mount Charleston : ... : The Infectious Cave / Slab
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By Robert Hall
From: North Conway, NH
Jun 6, 2016
I believe the correct L to R order for these 9 climbs is:
Do-Do Love
Touch of Grey
Finger Injection
Short Dog
Ghetto Boyz
Infectious Groove
Urban Decay
Fresh Start
Friction Addiction

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