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Crimps of Wrath 
Dyno Problem 
Gleaming the Cube 
Gleaming the Cube, High Start 
Inner Sanctum 
Lactose Intolerant 
One Mule Wonder 
Pain Grain SDS 
Robinson's Rubber Tester 
Shelter from the Storm 
Soul Slinger 
Soul Slinger Right 

Cave Area  

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This area includes the Cave Boulder and surrounding boulders. The Cave Boulder houses the well known testpiece, The Buttermilker (V12), as well as a popular short roof called, The Flake Roof (V5).

Getting There 

These large boulders lies in the center of the boulder field, low on the hillside.

Climbing Season

For the Buttermilks Main area.

Weather station 5.4 miles from here

15 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cave Area:
Robinson's Rubber Tester   V0 4     Boulder   
Inner Sanctum   V2 5+     Boulder, 8'   
Lactose Intolerant   V5 6C     Boulder   
Gleaming the Cube, High Start   V6- 7A     Boulder, 15'   
Shelter from the Storm   V6 7A     Boulder   
Cave Route   V6 7A     Boulder   
Pain Grain SDS   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   
Gleaming the Cube   V8- 7B     Boulder   
Soul Slinger Right   V8- 7B     Boulder, 15'   
Moonraker   V8-9 7B+     Boulder, 12'   
Soul Slinger   V9 7C     Boulder, 14'   
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Pain Grain

Pain Grain SDS V7 7A+  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Cave Area
Sit-start on holds atop the large scoop feature. Work up and left on small holds and toe/heel hooks to the massive, sharp jug start hold of Pain Grain stand-start. Continue up on sharp holds to the cruxy topout. The sit is so much better than the stand, if you can do the moves just go for the sit.Stand-start is v5...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Cave. Photo by Blitzo.
Cave. Photo by Blitzo.
Cave Boulders
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Soul Slinger Boulder
Soul Slinger Boulder
Cave. Photo by Blitzo.
Cave. Photo by Blitzo.

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By Adam Stackhouse
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