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The Grand Cave 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Tim McMillan, 1960s FFA: Rob Robinson, Steve Goins - 1978
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Submitted By: saxfiend on Aug 23, 2008

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A 5.9 in the book, with some tough 5.10+ moves, makes this a . . . well, you decide. Sustained and burly.

Climb one of two cracks to a sizeable overhang. Muscle through this and follow a crack a short way to a small cave (optional belay). From the cave, move left and climb past bulges to the top.


Starts at a semi-detached flake around the corner left of One-Ten. Rap from the anchors.


Small to medium gear. Bolted anchors.

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By charlie collins
Sep 1, 2008

really fun climb; 3 stars for sure; good gear and the cruxes arent as hard as they look; a must do
By Stone Brew
From: Chattanooga, TN
Sep 24, 2008

Very steep for the grade, but overall a mellow route with stances below each hard section, could be harder if you dont find the 5.9 way through the crux.
By cshuey77
From: Asheviile,nc
May 27, 2010

bring long slings!
By Stone Brew
From: Chattanooga, TN
Jul 17, 2010

Definitely no 10 plus moves, and there are 2 ledges you can actually sleep on, so I definitely would not put this one in the burly category
By Mason M
From: Carrollton
Jun 7, 2015

I just used shoulder length slings and did it in one pitch with out bad rope drag! It was great!

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