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Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on Jan 1, 2001
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Description 

The Cave Wall can be accessed via the Cave Trail, which starts on the West side of the road near the large parking lots. These large parking lots are the next lots after the first lot for access to the Climber's Trail. You can actually get into the cave from a chimney at the top of the wall, but it's usually a major drainage for water.

Getting There 

This wall is located on the West Rim, just South of Allied and Neanderthal Wall. Either hike South from there (or Grocery Store Wall) from the top of the cliff, or park in the second lot on the left (from the Northern park entrance) and take the trail West to the cliffs.

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cave Wall:
Snowdens Intro   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
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Climb the crack to the right of the cave.

The Good Bad and Dirty 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CO : Denver South : ... : Cave Wall
This is a classic Castlewood hand and finger crack that has seen many aid ascents. Approach via the Cave Trail, then turn left at the base of the cliff, pass under a large block leaning against the cliff and locate the obvious hand crack about 15 feet right of the "cave." This nice line has three cruxes with the last 10d crux at the very top--a memorable climb.Start on a block to the right of the line, then move up under a small roof for the first crux. A #1 Friend can be placed below t...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Tom Hanson
May 2, 2008
Cave Wall is currently closed through July 2008 for a pair of nesting Turkey Vultures