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G3 Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: MJM on Jun 14, 2008  with updates from Peter J. Beyel
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G3 on right & Feline Parking lot on left.


All climbs are on the east side of the the canyon.
That means a.m. shade with p.m. sun.

Winter: Cold
Spring: Seeps, but will dry out some with sun.
Summer: Shade until early afternoon.
Fall: Like Summer, but not as hot.

There is now a Porta-potty at the Feline parking lot. Thank You, City of Rifle!

Getting There 

Drive into RMP and locate the Koper's/ Ice Caves trail/ Wasteland parking lot on the left, just past the small bridge.
Continue for 0.3 mile to the Feline parking lot on the left at the bend in the road.
There is room for about 8 cars here.
Please park head in only.

CAUTION: Cars sometime speed up and down this section of the Canyon!

There are two sections to this area.

G3 Left Side:
Park and hike downstream 30 seconds and locate a flat stone stepped trail on your left.
This trail meets the wall at the climb Sheehan.

G3 Main Wall:
Park and hike downstream 60 seconds and locate a stone stepped trail on your left that leads up to the main wall.


Climbing Season

Weather station 13.8 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in G3

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for G3:
Malmsteen   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Guitar Hero   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Vai   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Satch   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For G3
Rock Climbing Photo: Middle & upper sections of Vai.

Vai 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CO : Rifle Mountain Park : G3
Vai is a great new (relatively) moderate addition, and one of the best "new" routes in the park. The climb is marred somewhat by an unfortunately difficult boulder problem start that guards 3-star 5.10 climbing on the upper headwall. Begin below a leaning dihedral/arete, with powerful, insecure liebacking up the leaning corner. Work the right hand up the arete to a long reach to a jug. Move left and mantle the ledge for a no-hands rest at the 3rd bolt. From here the climbing is more like mid...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: G3 main from Feline parking lot.
G3 main from Feline parking lot.
Rock Climbing Photo: Beware
Rock Climbing Photo: G3 Left side.
G3 Left side.

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