Double Caves Crack

This route is located in the Middle Gorge Region at Lower Small Wall

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Caterpillar Crack 5.6 (Trad) **

First Ascent: Ron Heinsman, Julie Heinsman in 1994
Length: 50ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This route ascends the right-facing dihedral a few feet left of Double Caves Crack. Climb the crack to a ledge and belay. Move right along the ledge to Double Caves Crack.
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Owner: NFS
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1
cdent said on June 29th, 2004
If I got the right thing, there's no way this is 50ft.
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ewaaser said on March 21st, 2006
The new hardcopy guidebook says 150 ft.
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Ascentionist said on March 22nd, 2006
The actual crack is probably 30-40 ft., if you finish on Double Caves Crack it would be more like 150.
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ewaaser said on April 12th, 2006
Go all the way up. The view from the top is fabulous. Once you summit, rhodo-whack around to the right and out onto a point. New webbing and quicklinks placed on a pine tree there 4/10/06 and the rap drops you down on to the ledge you belayed from under the last pitch. From there, another rap gets you down on a single 60m rope.
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ynot said on October 4th, 2006
This pitch bites. It's covered in sand and the pro sucks in the crux.
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chh said on October 23rd, 2006
it is sandy, and there are only a few fun moves in the actual climb. But, the little cave is pretty cool and the pinnacle is a nice place to sit.
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DuppyC said on April 28th, 2008
Nothing special here, decent place for a first trad lead, easy pro, but, very unspetacular route.
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possum2082 said on March 31st, 2009
fun finger crack. pro okay but not great. too much sand. i'm not the ethics police or anyone, but i wouldn't mind if this little 30 ft. had it's own (gasp) anchors. we abseiled from two little pines.
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Texas Pete said on October 13th, 2009
what a pile