The Orange Cave is an awesome way to start a trip and get an initial feel for the climbing on the Brac. As the shade hits this area in the early afternoon (2:00 in March), take the morning to check out what other things the island has to offer (snorkeling, caves, beach combing, etc), and then hit this area at the end of the day for some climbing. The grades here are beginner to moderate, with a good selection of excellent 5.10s, and the setting is as beautiful as it gets.
Drive all the way down to the end of the South Side Road. When the road ends, park, get out of your car and take a pleasant walk along the beach. Watch the cliffside to your left for a large orange cave, if you walk for more than about 10 minutes without seeing it you have probably gone too far. When you’re nearly perpendicular to the cave, begin walking up toward it. There is a good trail through the rocks to get you there.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Orange Cave:
(04) L' Orangerie 5.9 Sport
(05) Ick! Theology! (I'd Rather Study Cod) 5.10b Sport
(01) Chum Buckets 5.10b Sport
(02) Goin' to Cayman with a Snorkel in My Jeans 5.10d Sport
(03) Orange Fantasea 5.11a/b Sport
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(02) Goin' to Cayman with a Snorkel in My Jeans 5.10d International : North America : ... : Orange Cave
You will want to stick clip the first bolt on this one, and make your belayer pay attention. It's rare to see 5.10s go as steep as this! It has big holds but don't forget to strategize from the bottom, plotting a good sequence through the bottom crux can separate success from failure. They can be difficult to see when your on the route.After moving through perhaps some slightly grungy terrain after the bulge, move left onto the face and make your way to the anchors. ...[more] Browse More Classics in International