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The Cave

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L to R R to L Alpha
As the Crow Flies T 
Bail Don't Flail T,S 
Black Snake T 
Cathy's Corner T 
Crack of Tiers  T 
Jack the Ripper T 
Junk Show T 
LNT T 
Lumberjack S 
Old Crow T,S 
Old Fashioned T 
Old School T 
Risk Radar T 
Shattered Glass S 
Shit Show T 
Tree Hugger S 

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

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',7],['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'   
Old School   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Cathy's Corner   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
Tree Hugger   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For The Cave
Eric Singleton on the opening moves of Tree-hugger...

Tree Hugger 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  NC : Cathey's Creek Crag : The Cave
Stick clip first bolt or place .4 camalot low. Start in 2 finger pocket and fire up to quartz undercling. From the undercling make dynamic moves to second bolt and begin to compress your way through the crux. Rock over to a no hands rest in front of the tree ( don't dab) and clip third bolt. Make a few more cruxy moves to 4th bolt and top out the ledge. Lower off double bolt anchors. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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