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The Sno-Cone Cave

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Duck A Day 
Durban Poison 
Fluff Boy 
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Mariscos Lambada (aka Gook-a-nook?) 
No Risk No Fin 
Peaceful Revolution 
Pistola 
Pump Action 
Rehab 
Straight Man 
Suck It and See 
Wedding Streak 
Winter's End 

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.


20 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',1],['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:
Duck A Day   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Straight Man   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Air Patrol   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Peaceful Revolution   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Brenna   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Wedding Streak   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Winter's End   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Pistola   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Lever Action (not Downdraft)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Dry Doctor (aka Buzzworm)   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Fluff Boy   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For The Sno-Cone Cave
Danny Robertson on Achilles.

Achilles 5.13d 8b 31 X E8 7a  CO : Rifle Mountain Park : The Sno-Cone Cave
Achilles is a great new addition to Rifle that follows the lip of a huge, neglected overhang across from the Arsenal. Although this route is less direct than most routes, the movement, position, and opportunity to escape the crowds more than compensates for the traversing nature of the line. Not as hard as routes like Simply Read or Living in Fear, this route would be a great choice for anyone looking to tick their first 13d. Scramble up some easy choss, and clip the first bolt on the overhan...[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!