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.
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.
Weather station 13.8 miles from here
5 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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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'
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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Latest Regional Forum Messages
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.