The main cave itself. The cave starts about 30 feet above the ground and is maybe 100 feet tall capped by a triangular shaped roof as big as 30 feet in places. This is a very spectacular looking cave with great looking rock. Most of the routes are going to be very difficult if they go to the top of the wall. Timmy F, Marc Beverly and John Kear have done the vast majrity of work preparing the routes in the cave. Only a few of the routes have been climbed to low anchors in the 5.12 range. There are a couple of lines on the left that could be 5.13's and the rest seem as though they will be harder. Please respect the effort that these individuals have put into the cave and give them an opportunity to climb the routes that they have put a lot of effort into.
From either parking area (there are trails leading from each parking area that join part way up the hill) follow the trail thru the first rock band, for a short 3rd class section. From here follow the trail up the gully for a short ways until it exists out the left side of the gully. Follow this for several switchbacks up to the base of the Super Hero Wall. Turn left and follow the trail along the base of the cliff to the cave.
Weather station 4.1 miles from here
13 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Midget Proof 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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Bella Donna 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c NM
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The first half of this route is technical slab for 7 bolts(5.9) ( As of4\12\13 this mid way has its own anchor.). After you clip the first fixed draw the climbing becomes steeper as you start the first of 3 bouldery sections, with good rests between them. This climb has surprisingly good holds for the grade and the difficulty comes from its relatively sustained nature. There is a lot of glue on this one, but in my opinion the quality of the movement makes this worth the effort. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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