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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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Duck A Day 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Air Patrol 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Straight Man 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
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'
Suck It and See 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Lever Action (not Downdraft) 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Pistola 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Pump Action 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
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
Achilles 5.13d 8b 31 X E8 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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Mariscos Lambada (aka Gook-a-nook?) 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c CO : Rifle Mountain Park : The Sno-Cone Cave
Cross the river and head left for about 30 yards after you hit the wall. There is a block sticking out at ground level at the base of the cliff which is where the climb starts. The route is 10-15 feet left of the block following a gray streak to the roof....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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