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This area gets it's name from a sort of slot cave in the middle of the wall. It is probably the biggest section of unbroken, climbable wall, and features a pretty full collection of routes. Most of the routes are vertical to overhanging and feature big pockets that will pump you silly. The area is popular, but usually easy to work in and around other climber groups. Lots of fun climbing here!
Pogues Cave is on the left end of the main Enchanted Tower area, opposite the Tower. Approach is easy up the hill from the road via trail. Approximately five steep minutes.
Routes as from right to left:
18 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pogue's Cave Area:
Prima Donna 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 40'
Now and Zen 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Jeremy Fisher 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Ooey Gooey 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Pogue's Arete 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
POGy WOG 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 45'
Blessed and Blissed 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Never Never Land 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport, 80'
Featured Route For Pogue's Cave Area
Pogue's Arete 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c NM : Enchanted Tower : Pogue's Cave Area
Beginning upside-down inside the cave, Pogue's Arete climbs the ceiling for four bolts before turning the roof and continuing up on easier ground for another 15 feet. Monstro jugs make this bucket-haul more of a test of forearm endurance than power. Pulling the roof seems to be the crux, but being that you're out over the opening of the cave, the falls are super clean, so just go for it! ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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