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Old Fashioned T 
Old School T 
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The Cave  


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Description 

This is the enormous cave that takes your breath away as you join the wall. Get ready to feel the burn! :)

Getting There 

Hike the trail until you are speechless and in disbelief.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.7 miles from here

15 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',6],['5.12',5],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Cave:
LNT   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Risk Radar   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 55'   
Junk Show   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Old Crow   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Cathy's Corner   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
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Featured Route For The Cave
Nathan Brown on the FA of Black Snake

Black Snake 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  NC : Cathey's Creek Crag : The Cave
Either start directly under first bolt and lieback up to "the plank" or start slightly right and climb out good holds to first bolt. Make powerful moves then clip 2nd bolt and pull over right onto the to face/corner system. Stem up to large roof, exiting left to gear and jugs (the holds can be seepy here but it doesn't impact the difficulty too much). Get high stance to clip 3rd bolt out right. Pull awkward move around corner to a stance. Watch rope drag here. Stem and pull up and left past jugs...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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