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Double Caves Crack

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

Blue Biner

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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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cdent said on June 29th, 2004
If I got the right thing, there's no way this is 50ft.
ewaaser said on March 21st, 2006
The new hardcopy guidebook says 150 ft.
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.
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.
ynot said on October 4th, 2006
This pitch bites. It's covered in sand and the pro sucks in the crux.
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.
DuppyC said on April 28th, 2008
Nothing special here, decent place for a first trad lead, easy pro, but, very unspetacular route.
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.
Texas Pete said on October 13th, 2009
what a pile