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The Sapper Cave is the quiet, forested zone just up canyon from the Project Wall and includes the Sapper Cave itself and outlying routes on the vertical walls to the right and left. It is a good place to get back from the road a bit, and offers fair to classic routes in the 5.11 to 5.13 range.
Park at the Project Wall and walk 50 yards up canyon on the road, taking a climber's trail on the right. This trail deposits you directly under the very short Handy Boy (12b/c), a four-bolt boulder problem on the chossy right side of the cave.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Sapper Cave:
Rumor Has It 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
That One Climb 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Westerplatte 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Left El Sapper 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Peleliu 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Right El Sapper 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch
The Butterfly Effect 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Less Than Zero 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Hand Me the Canteen, Boy 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
Cantina Boy 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch
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Handy Boy 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b CO : Rifle Mountain Park : The Sapper Cave
The route holds the dubious honor of being Rifle's shortest route. What's more, the clipping jug at the second bolt is often wet and the route arbitrarily ends 25 feet up at a set of hard-to-clip anchors.Nevertheless, for being such a pile, this route has some weired sort of scruffy charm. It is on the right edge of the Handy Boy cave and climbs through the chossy looking white and black stone onto the pockets and weird tufa features.Stick clip the first bolt or get a good spot. Continuous, bo...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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