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The Meat Wall is one of the busiest sections of rock in Rifle as the terrain is closer to vertical, and therefore some of the more moderate routes are located here. Two of the more popular warm-ups 80 feet of Meat, and Cold Cuts are here and these two routes usually have a line at the base in the morning. The wall is located across from the Ruckman Cave and extends down the road a bit. A good number of 5.11 and 5.12 routes can be found on this wall. Look for the above two routes, as well as Le Specimen (5.12c), Crime and Punishment (5.12a), and Cardinal Sin (5.12a). Many of the popular routes here tend to have very polished feet, so be happy you have sticky rubber. Wall gets morning shade, evening sun.
Park in the 8 car pullout at 1.3 miles. The Meat Wall is directly across the road, with Cold Cuts and 80 Feet of Meat being 30 feet up the road. The rest of the routes are found just down from the parking pullout.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Meat Wall:
80 Feet of Meat 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Cold Cuts 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Jail Bait 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Gun Show 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
James Brown's Wild Ride 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Cardinal Sin 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Crime and Punishment 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Lost and Found 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch
Blocky Horror Picture Show 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
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80 Feet of Meat 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c CO : Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
As Rifle's favorite warm-up, this elegant line now sports footholds the color of tarmac, only with much less traction. Nevertheless, it is an engaging, sustained line on a perfect vertical wall, tackling 80 feet of some of the most fun limestone climbing in Colorado. There is often a line for this route in the mornings, but if you're willing to come a bit later and climb it in the sun or toward evening you shouldn't have much trouble getting on.80 Feet of Meat is the first route to your right at...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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