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The Caverns - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.60/5 Average Rating : 3.60 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.43/5
  Rock Quality 3.43/5
  Scenery 4.29/5
  Fun Factor 3.57/5

Description:

To the right of Commitment and The Surprise. Short first pitch - lieback to a tree belay. 2nd pitch - lieback and face, traverse to a ledge and tree to the left of a wide chimney. 3rd pitch - follow the corner to the top of the chimney and step across. See SuperTopo

Descent Options:

4th class up and right, 5th class up the wall, then join the same walk-off as the other routes. See SuperTopo

Submitted by: julianw on 2008-06-02
Views: 1049
Route ID: 94029

10 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: leoand23 on 2013-09-28 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars good route

Missed the lower traverse shown on supertopo. We traversed closer to tree.

Added: 2013-10-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: josiahdood on 2011-03-09 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars A unique climb

Only climbed this when its wet, which is often apparently. Lots of good liebacking and solid pro. The "Caverns" area is cool looking - top out is easy too. Cool climb!

Added: 2011-03-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: thecornyman on 2010-08-28 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars lieback central

Fun route and I'd say more physically challenging then Commitment. From reading the reviews I think we missed out on the most exciting part as it was late and we decided to rap at the top of P2. Next time.

Added: 2010-08-30

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: aerili on 2010-05-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Quality route

I thought this was really good. Very wet when we did it, which added to the spice factor. Pretty heads-up for the grade in parts. A lot of excellent lie-backing.

Added: 2010-06-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: shong on 2009-10-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars I had fun

beautiful location, views to half dome & lost arrow spire. otherwise, what chugar said :)

Added: 2009-10-15

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