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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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Cold Cuts 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
80 Feet of Meat 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Sausage Boy aka Sam's Route 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Jail Bait 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Steroid Power 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Gun Show 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
James Brown's Wild Ride 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Cardinal Sin 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Crime and Punishment 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Lost and Found 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch
Carnivore 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Blocky Horror Picture Show 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Le Specimen 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
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Jail Bait 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a CO : Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
A sporty bottom, followed by a "trady" top section. Climb a pretty continuous, vertical face with decent pockets and mantle onto a big ledge. There is a hidden, left hand pocket that makes the middle of this face much easier. Rest here for a while, then pull around to the left and climb with good holds and better feet up to a knee bar on the ramp to the left. Shake, then continue on crimps up to a chimney. Layback the chimney up to another knee bar halfway up the chimney...shake again, and ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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