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Blue Collared Tweakers S 
Bone Pullin' Streak S 
Cave Slab S 
Cyclops S 
Hessian Partier S 
Hessian Queen S 
Plastic Poser S 
Reefer Headed Woman S 

Upper Caves Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: mike bromberg on Nov 23, 2009

70° | 35°

72° | 36°

72° | 39°

65° | 35°

64° | 32°

60° | 29°
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Upper Caves crag, Cement Creek. September, 2013.


The upper caves area is comprised of the large limestone "cave" formation on the hillside above the pullout at ~1.5 miles.

The Caves see little traffic and contain a collection of 8 or so routes in the 5.9+ - 5.12- range. The routes tend to be sharp and occasionally contain some loose rock.

Getting There 

Approach uphill on the well defined and popular (for CB) trail to the base of the crag. 25 mins.


A. Blue Collared Tweakers, 11+, 1p, 75', bolts.
B. Reefer Headed Woman, 11+, 1p, 75', bolts.
C. Plastic Poser, 10, 1p, 80', bolts.
D1. Hessian Queen, 11-, 1p, 85', bolts.
D2. Hessian Partier, 11, 1p, 85', bolts.
E. Cyclops, 12-, 1p, 85', bolts.
F. Bone Pullin' Streak, 11-, 1p, bolts.
G. Cave Slab, 9, 1p, 70', bolts.

Climbing Season

For the Gunnison area.

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Caves

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Caves:
Cave Slab   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Heidi just under the crux section of Cave Slab.

Cave Slab 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Colorado : Gunnison : ... : Upper Caves
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