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Traditional Geocache

BWT's Phobia Series - Acrophobia

Hidden : 9/30/2006
In New York, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Scared of heights? Don't look down! This cache is on the side of an overhanging cliff

Before you go driving to find this cache, know this:

  • This cache is on the side of an overhanging cliff
  • It is impossible to climb up to the cache from below.
  • It is impossible to climb down to the cache from above.
  • YOU WILL NEED RAPPELLING EQUIPMENT TO RETRIEVE THIS CACHE!!

This cache is rated 5 for terrain and it means it.

To log this cache, you will need rock climbing/rappelling gear, and know how to use it!

You should park at the posted parking waypoint : N 42° 48.806 W 076° 20.481.

From there you can either take the trail to the left, or walk along the road. I recommend taking the trail. When the trail branches off, make sure to take the high road, not the low road. You don't want to walk down into the ravine just yet, we will be taking the fun way down! When you get to the posted coordinates, you will be standing directly over the cache, but you can't get at it while your feet are firmly on the ground!

Cache is an ammo can hidden in a niche in the rock wall and secured with some cable to prevent it from falling. You will have to choose a spot at the top of the cliff and rappell down the cliff face searching for the cache!

To attempt this cache you will need at a minimum:

  • Rock climbing or rapelling gear.
    • A good static line that is at least 100 feet long.
    • A rappel device, preferably one that allows you to stop for extended periods.
    • Some type of ascender like a petzl ascension would be helpful as well
    • Copious amount of extra biners, webbing, and such with which to make anchors of the various trees
  • Ability to use the same
  • A caching partner
  • Guts

I offer my services as a caching partner and ropes expert to anyone who feels that they want to attempt this cache. I will bring everything we need, you bring the guts! I will not lead you to the cache, but I will let you use my gear, make sure everything is set up properly, instruct you on safe proceedure, and accompany you on the descent from a second rope. I have talked many a newcomer through rapelling over the edge of many cliffs, buildings and towers, and guided them safely to the ground, including my wife on our first date and the day we were engaged! Anyone who wants to attempt this cache but doesn't have the confidence, skills, equipment or knowledge should contact me. We can make a trip of it, and I can guarantee an experience you will never forget!

For the sake of clarity:

  • This cache is on the side of an overhanging cliff
  • It is impossible to climb up to the cache from below.
  • It is impossible to climb down to the cache from above.
  • YOU WILL NEED RAPPELLING EQUIPMENT TO RETRIEVE THIS CACHE!!
  • If you are at the cache site and and think that you have found this cache, LOOK DOWN. If you don't see 100 feet of empty air, then you have not found this cache!

I almost forgot. There is a code inside the cache called the "fear code". There will be a different fear code inside each cache in BigWhiteTruck's Phobia Series Geocaches. Once all the phobia caches are placed, there will be a final cache for the most brave geocachers to find. You will need the fear code from every cache in the Phobia Series to find the final cache!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybbx sbe gur erznvaf bs na byq pyvzovat obyg va gur gbc bs n ebpx pybfr gb gur rqtr. Qebc sebz urer.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 9/2/2014 10:05:46 AM Pacific Daylight Time (5:05 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum