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The Sno-Cone Cave

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Dry Doctor (aka Buzzworm) S 
Duck A Day S 
Durban Poison S 
Fluff Boy S 
Lever Action (not Downdraft) S 
Mariscos Lambada (aka Gook-a-nook?) S 
No Risk No Fin S 
Peaceful Revolution S 
Pistola S 
Pump Action S 
Rehab S 
Straight Man S 
Suck It and See S 
Wedding Streak S 
Winter's End S 

The Sno-Cone Cave  


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Description 

This diminutive (by Rifle standards) cave actually comprises the first climbing area on the right once past the Hatchery land. The cave itself offers two super-steep 5.13's, while the jumbled-up walls further left offer routes in the 5.8-5.12 range in a nice, quiet venue away from the road and the crowds.

Getting There 

The Sno-Cone cave is just downriver and across the stream from the Arsenal, about a mile up from the Canyon mouth. Park on the right in the shady picnic area or just up the road at a large, rectangular pull-out on the right next to the stream.

From the upper (east) end of the picnic area, cross a make-shift bridge over a water hole and plod through the reeds (tick-infested in the Spring) to the cave, which will be on your right once you hit the cliff band.

Climbing Season



Weather station 13.8 miles from here

20 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',4],['5.11',4],['5.12',4],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Sno-Cone Cave:
Mariscos Lambada (aka Gook-a-nook?)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Air Patrol   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
No Risk No Fin   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Brenna   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Wedding Streak   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Winter's End   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Suck It and See   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Lever Action (not Downdraft)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Pistola   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Pump Action   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Dry Doctor (aka Buzzworm)   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Fluff Boy   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For The Sno-Cone Cave
Dave Sims leans out to clip the first bolt in the ...

Lever Action (not Downdraft) 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  CO : Rifle Mountain Park : The Sno-Cone Cave
This is basically the route to the right of Mariscos Lambada with two variations to get to the big roof crack (I think the left is harder and on better rock). Neither are harder than 5.10 to get to the roof and there are also two sets of anchors there.Once you're standing on the ledge under the business, lean out to the crack (exciting). Flip around and get crankin on this fun, airy boulder problem. The anchors are just after turning the lip.To me, this feels like an easier and less...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
Jul 2, 2013
A huge thanks to Mike Schneiter for all his hard work developing the rest of the left side of this zone!