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The Sanctuary

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The Sanctuary  

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The Sanctuary is a new, small wall in Rifle. Right now there are only a few routes, but over the next few seasons there should be 10 or more. Fun climbing with a really long (2 minute) approach. Morning shade.

Getting There 

To get to The Sanctuary, park at the Wasteland and hike passed the Nappy Dugout towards PMT, PMS. Go over the hill, pass King Fisher and continue 100 feet to the wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 13.8 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Sanctuary:
Exodus   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
The Enlightened Path   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Genesis   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Conception   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For The Sanctuary
Genesis, at the Sanctuary in Rifle, starts on the ...

Genesis 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  CO : Rifle Mountain Park : The Sanctuary
Climb the steep wall out jugs to a crux pulling over the lip. Then move up to a great rest below the upper face. Traverse underneath the face to a second crux pulling yourself up onto the face. Then climb the cool exposed face to the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Ben Sachs
Oct 14, 2013
The developers of this crag need to remove the coiled red rope that is currently fixed to the top of this cliff. Been there two years now. It makes climbers look like trashy bums. I'm all for development and don't mind fixed lines for a period of time, but finish your work and clean up your mess please.
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