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Cave City - 5.6

Average Rating = 4.12/5 Average Rating : 4.12 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (11)
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Rock
PG13
1
trad, including anchor
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.62/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.62/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

Obvious dihedral crack with big holds. Don't get sucked too far into the back of the crack, though, without long slings to prevent rope drag. I have seen someone who had rope drag so bad that he couldn't continue up. (As long he had his beer, he seemed to be okay, though.) Gear can be a little less obvious than you might expect. Set up a solid trad anchor on top. To get down, you can either walk over to the chain anchors for Fear of Flying, and rap, or hop up into the woods and walk in the other direction (east) to the access scramble.

Submitted by: jds100 on 2002-06-29
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Route ID: 7943

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Brendon on 2013-06-17 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Scouting

Climbed up this thing for a warm-up(?) before hitting the Off-width right next to it. Was really just trying to figure out what gear to take for the upper section of the off-width. Both were a lot of dirty fun!

Added: 2013-06-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jds100 on 1994-11-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars one of my first leads, trad gear

One of my first leads, on trad. Eats up trad gear; medium to big, with long slings to avoid rope drag; big solid stances; can feel scary at the grade; later soloed a time or two

Added: 2012-07-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: umhowaboutpatt on 2010-11-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Cave City

THis is a great climb with lots of good moves and is long. It had some difficult areas to protect, mostly at the top. FUn and worth trying. It looks like it takes a lot of large gear from the ground, but once you are up there is was mostly small gear with a few midsize peices.

Added: 2010-11-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: wgourlay on 2009-08-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun Climb

Work through it, its not so bad once you figure it out. Larger pro more useful.

Added: 2009-09-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Goin90aintscary on 2007-10-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Scramble On Up

This is a simple chimney route, just work with it and you'll be up in no time.

Added: 2007-10-24

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