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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.
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.
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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'
Duck A Day 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Straight Man 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
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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Achilles 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 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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