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The "Nostril Cave" is a larger cave on the Northwest side of Mt. Baldy on the long stretches of granite ramps that work their way down hill. The cave consists of schist on the bottom portion and granite on the top-out. The climbing in this cave is burly and very friendly on the hands (minus Trogdor dyno). An excellent place to escape the heat during the summer!
The easiest way to find the cave is to walk up the Western trail that branches off from the South Seas to Luthern Camp trail. This is an obvious trail, and makes accessing the Candylands and Ivory Heights easy. Follow the trail until you are a short distance from the base of Mt. Baldy. Cut across a short and shallow "valley" (it's hardly a valley, but a gully), and you will then find the long stretches of granite ramps. Once on these walk toward the Northern tip of baldy and slightly East.
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Sit start at the bottom of the cave between Trogdor and The Cheat using a large undercling as your start hold. Climb straight up using cool footwork and a lot of power. You're going to want to save juice for the last few moves. Finishes with a hard throw out left to the Trogdor finishing horn.Hint: Double knee bar...[more] Browse More Classics in SD
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