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This cave hosts the shortest (25-30 feet) routes at Rifle but also offers some of the wildest stone, a bizzare formation of down-pointing blue and white fins and sporadic water pockets. While upon first glance these routes may not inspire you, they offer lots of sustained value from the ground to the anchors, and would be plenty long by Clear Creek cave route standards ;)
Park as for Bauhaus Wall. The parking lot is a pull-out on the right about halfway between the Wasteland and the Project Wall and has a roadside Porta-potty. It can also be recognized by the giant rock scar and (geologically) fresh talus field on the hill above the pull-out.
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This is the center route in the Crystal Cave and takes a direct line up the best rock (no choss here!). It is common to stick clip either the first or second bolt or both for rope management purposes. Since this is basically roped bouldering there's no need to chastise yourself if you start with the second bolt pre-clipped.Begin in the center of the cave and crank through the undercut bottom on blocky features. The good blocks soon run out and a crimpy move takes you to the "cigarette pack" just...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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