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Magi Boulder, The 
Mo Mangoes 
Three Seams 
Tooth, The 
Top Rock/Caves Trail Split 

Caves Trail East  

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Elevation: 700'
Location: 40.4882, -75.2127 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Justin Johnsen on Jan 17, 2012
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These are bouldering areas along the Caves Trail, from the east end, to the Caves. I collected these notes combined from Char Fetterolf's and Rob Holzman's published guides, searches online, combined with hiking the area before I started climbing. Unfortunately I moved out of state before I had a chance to do my tour of Haycock, so I hope others will chime in with notes to improve these descriptions.

Park at the Top Rock lot, and follow Top Rock Trail to where the Caves trail connects on the left, at the Bubbler and Before the Storm. Follow the Caves trail; continuing straight would take you to Teddy Bear and Top Rock instead.

You'll reach bouldering areas from this end of the Caves Trail in this order.

Top Rock/Caves Trail Split (the Bubbler boulder).

Hike a few minutes past here; a right-hand trail goes uphill to the Gateway area.

A minute or two past the junction, you reach the Tooth.

A few minutes further, another right-hand trail goes uphill to the Gateway area (to Bootleg).

Then immediately are three more established boulders: Mo Mangoes, White Top, and Three Seams.

Yet a few more minutes of trail bring you to the Cracked Egg and Friction Overhang.

A few minutes past the Tooth, a right-hand trail goes uphill to the Rocking Chair area and Gustapo.

Past the Rocking Chair/Gustapo turnoff, the main trail finally reaches the Caves.

Getting There 

Follow the trail from Top Rock towards the Caves from the east, or from Hanger 18 to the Caves from the west.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

10 Total Routes

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