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Middle Earth Cave - 5.6

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 18
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rock (Sport)
TR anchors
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure (Not Rated)
  Rock Quality (Not Rated)
  Scenery (Not Rated)
  Fun Factor (Not Rated)


Climb harder neighboring routes and traverse to set the TR. Jan Salinas twice applied for a lead route up the cave's left edge and onto its face. It is kind of cool because you face out of the cave at the start. Two committees denied the application both years, on varying reasons that were contested by me during debate. It's not unusual for newcombers to see the cave and ask why you can't lead it. Mike Klein was one of them. Likely this app will be re-applied for and get accepted some day.

Submitted by: Hogge on 2012-04-12
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Route ID: 111074

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kvochatzer on 2012-05-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars could have well just solo'd...

and downclimbed the inside. it's interesting. not to often do we get a chimney in Texas.

Added: 2012-09-10

  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: annette on 2012-05-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars super easy & fun

Onsight on TR, as it is only a TR route

Added: 2012-08-05