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Traditional Geocache

Cliff Hanger

A cache by EskoClimber
Hidden : 8/15/2005
In Minnesota, United States
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

CAUTION - WARNING - DANGER


  CLIMBING GEAR IS REQUIRED.

    This is a small container located 40 feet down a cliff face, it is 35 feet up the cliff face.  It is in an area not used by climbers for a lot of reasons that I won't go into here.  The Superior Hiking Trail segment between  Skyline Parkway  and the Becks Road goes right by the top of the face.  The co-ordinates mark a large boulder directly above the container.  This is where you need to go over the edge.

    I would suggest setting up a top rope and rappelling to the cache.  I didn't need any protection to set up the anchors as I found it easy to set up three anchors using two 20 foot and one 50 foot piece of webbing.  A 50m rope is long enough to do a top rope and bottom belay if you want to set it up that way.  I just rapped off the top.  A .5 cam would be nice to hold position while you sign the log.

    If these terms are "Greek" to you and/or you do not have the gear to access the cache, you will need help.  There is no point wasting your time trying to climb up or scale down to the cache.  All you will do is get hurt.  You just can't get there without equipment.  GET HELP.

    I've been meaning to do a cache like this for some time and I finally found a reasonably safe place that isn't suitable for climbing.  I even sacrificed a small hex to hold the cache.  Please be careful when signing the log, if you drop anything I expect that person to "undrop" whatever it was that went for a ride.  I wrote the title page in the log book while on rappel so I KNOW it can be done.  Please snap the lid securely when you're done.

Minnesota Geocaching Association

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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum