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The Nostril Cave Rock Climbing 

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Set high off the road, the Nostril Cave is one of Rifle's smallest areas, containing two established routes and one unfinished project. Due to the cave's Northern orientation, this area never gets direct sunlight, making it a great place to climb in the Summer. The rock isn't perfect, but routes are extremely steep, fun, and beta-intensive. Plus the view is great.

Getting There 

Located between Anti-Phil and the Bauhaus parking areas, the Nostril Cave is on the east side of the canyon, across the river, and just downstream of the Winchester Cave. A steep, faint trail through dense vegetation(nettles) will take you directly to the base of the cave.

Climbing Season

Weather station 13.8 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mr. T.

Mr. T 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a  CO : Rifle Mountain Park : The Nostril Cave
In contrast to its neighbor, Mr. T climbs a clean, relatively unaltered, minimally-reinforced section of rock through the center of the Nostril Cave. Slightly easier than Yellowcard, this route slowly builds in difficulty. Make some easy moves past the first three bolts, thrutch through some slopey pinches and underclings, and then execute the crux- a sequence of pockets ending with a committing, dynamic slap for the lip of the roof.I pity the fool that doesn't like this route. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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