Overview

Cave Type: Vertical

Time: 1-2 hours

Length: 40 ft

Depth: 300 ft

Gear: 100 ft of rope for a handline, webbing, helmet (very necessary because of loose rock), headlamp, backup flashlights, first aid kit, food, water

Fees: None

Recommended Ages:

0-3
4-11
12-19
20-49
50-69
70+

Recommended Months to Visit:

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Features: Technical, Cave,

Permits: Open

Hype:

From the entrance at the surface, this cave follows a 1.5 to 2-ft wide crack crack straight down hundreds of feet. Over the years, rocks have become lodged in the crack, giving excellent footholds. There are several drops of 10-15 feet, so a handline can be helpful in getting out. At the bottom of the cave, there is a tunnel that keeps going. However, someone put pink caution tape in the shape of an X blocking the path (thus giving this cave its name). I believe this is an indication that the tunnel is unsafe and should be avoided.

October 10, 2009 Trip Report

By Jeremy Dye

Trip Members

Jeremy Dye, Zac Dye,

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August 1, 2009 Trip Report

By Jeremy Dye

Trip Members

Jeremy Dye, Tara Dye, Anthony Dye, Zac Dye,

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