The Elitist

Matt about half way through his FA of The Elitist (V8) in The Future Cave. PC: Dave Chat / Unreal Hawaii

Matt about half way through his FA of The Elitist (V8) in The Future Cave. PC: Dave Chat / Unreal Hawaii

Starts on the South side of the cave, about half way in, where the wall curves out slightly before going all the way back. Right and left hands in a vertical facing slot. Begin climbing on jugs, and the jugs don't stop 'til you exit the cave. A single breakage of about 50lbs of rock has made the middle sections a little harder, or, to be sure, kept the grade from being potentially soft. There isn't one move harder than V4/5, but it all adds up, right?

A bat hang is possible at about 3/4s through. Head toward the light, and, eventually, mantel up what has become the slope of the hillside outside of the cave. The change of humidity and the breeze on your back add to the satisfaction.

FA: Matt Lutey (2012) /  ★★★☆