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Cave Pitch 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Bryson Slothower on Jan 1, 2002
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  • Description 

    More of a land mark than a route, this is the cave just below the first pitch of The Naked Edge and just up and right from the top of Touch 'N' Go. This is the most common approach to the Edge, it leads to the rappel route down T2, and allows access to the Upper Ridge. From the anchor atop Touch 'N' Go 4th class for 100' to the base of the cave. Climb up and right through the large roof, awkward 5.8 to a good crack that leads to the bolts after 15 more feet. Either continue up, traverse to the Upper Ramp, or rap to the ground in three raps from bolted a [description ends here]


    Up to 3".

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    Stone exiting the cave with The Naked Edge in the background.
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    By Anonymous Coward
    Apr 14, 2003

    A #4 Friend is critical for protecting the moves out of the cave.

    By Anonymous Coward
    May 8, 2004

    Isn't this pitch part of T2?

    By Jim Amidon
    May 25, 2005

    A #3 and #3.5 Camalot are fine for this short and fun pitch. I'd say it has less bird shit than any other route to the Upper Ramp. If the Upper Ramp is your destination and want a direct route, this is the one.

    By Guy H.
    From: Fort Collins CO
    Nov 4, 2007

    A wild move for 5.8, too bad the start is marred by tons of bird crap.

    By Tom T
    Dec 23, 2008

    A really great, unique pitch. I like the "face-out/chimney" move entering the crux.

    By Greg D
    From: Here
    Dec 31, 2008

    A #4 Friend is not necessary. Not even sure where one would place it. I placed a #0.5 Camalot. Then a good green or purple C3 (blue or black Alien) and a small nut, then back cleaned the 0.5. Then pulled the roof.