This 200 meter long crawl thorugh the mountain is not to be missed. From squeeze holes to 10 meter drops to awkward chimleys it has it all for those looking for their first caving route. Headlamps and water is a must. Also leave the expensive prana clothing in the car, as you will probably rip something. Beware: You will not be able to take bulky packs with you through some of the holes.
Submitted by: acrophobic on 2004-06-07
Route ID: 54089
Drive up Pineview and take a right on evergreen, then park at the end if you want a way quicker hike in. First rope gets you into the cave but bypass the second unless you want to miss the photocopier. Exit is definitely tricky if you're bigger than average, but doable for most. Nice and cool retreat from the summer.
It seemed like something was changed because we could never find the photocopier. I think some one must of added a rope because we ended up getting to the second drop and climbing straight down. The exit was a bit sketchy: big drops below and a very small slot to fit through. We ended up having to go all the way back up because we couldn't all fit through. Harder going back up than coming down and we had to set up a rope in spots. Still, amazing experience and I would do the whole thing again!
kinda sketchy, I'm a bigger guy & had a tough time getting through a few spots. The first would be a spot right at the begging called the Photocopier, their was some webbing slung on a rock which people must have use to belay down to avoid the photocopier. The second is at the exit of the cave, I had to have my buddies lift & pull my legs while the guy on the inside lifted & pushed my shoulders.
my thoughts on the experience are I wouldn't do it again.. just to tight.. but it sure was an adventure.