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Often the site of teenage debauchery and glass-bottle breaking, the Hell Cave, so named for the incredible amount of graffiti, garbage, and probably bodily fluids that might be found here, actually has a little bit of decent climbing. Rich Borgman, thinking more about climbing than drinking cheap beer on the sly, put up the very fun Reach Overhang in the late 1960s, a worthwhile problem and good opportunity to break into the V6 grade. Other easier lines can be put together on the faces below and around the cave.

Getting There 

The Hell Cave is located on the ridgeline uphill from the Pitch Penny Boulder. The easiest way to get there, rather than bushwhack through the brush from Pitch Penny to the ridge, is to walk due northwest from the north end of the parking lot through the picnic area to the ridge. Scramble down some ledges at the sound end of the Hell Cave, which deposit you beneath Reach Overhang.

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Weather station 1.6 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Reach Overhang.  The business starts at the chalky...

Reach Overhang V6 7A  CO : Fort Collins : ... : Hell Cave
Walk your way up a ramp and through some holds in the crack to a jug right at the lip of the overhang. Crank up and throw out left to a sidepull, continuing up the face on a couple small crimps. Short but sweet. Footholds in the crack to the right are off for full-value V6. Using them probably yields a V3/4....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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