The Sno-Cone Cave Rock Climbing
Typical? Saturday at the Sno-Cone.
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.
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.
Weather station 13.8 miles from here
21 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Sno-Cone Cave
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Sno-Cone Cave:
Air Patrol 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Brenna 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Pistola 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Footlong 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Fluff Boy 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch
Featured Route For The Sno-Cone Cave
Dry Doctor (aka Buzzworm) 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c CO
: Rifle Mountain Park
: The Sno-Cone Cave
This is a decent route if you're looking for a cavey tick at the grade and has lots of varied, bouldery moves on super-steep terrain.Buzzworm is one route left of Fluff Boy, and while it lacks the perfect stone in the middle of the cave, this route has cleaned up (and gotten harder) with traffic. Two bolts close together down low in a perfectly horizontal roof mark the start. Reef out onto a block/jug and trend generally left along hard-to-see block and pinch features. This route is...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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!