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The Wicked Cave is home to many of Rifle's longest, hardest routes and is an impressive spectacle in and of itself. The cave proper, while way too chossy to climb, forms an immense roofy bowl that is easily 70+ feet from the back to the lip and often runs with water or drips with giant icicles.
The Wicked Cave is just downstream from the Arsenal on the same side of the Canyon, and is just across the road from the Fluff Boy (Sno-Cone Cave) parking area.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Wicked Cave:
Sexy Beast 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
The Feast (aka Fat Lady) 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 80'
Tombraider 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Cryptic Egyptian 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a Sport, 1 pitch
Magnetar 5.13d 8b 31 X E8 7a Sport, Chipped, 1 pitch, 80'
Get Shorty 5.13d 8b 31 X E8 7a Sport, 1 pitch
Slice of Life 5.13d 8b 31 X E8 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Planet X 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ E8 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Zulu 5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ E8 7a Sport, 1 pitch
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Slice of Life 5.13d 8b 31 X E8 7a CO : Rifle Mountain Park : The Wicked Cave
Established in 1992, Slice of Life was the first route in Colorado to be rated 14a. However, this historic route has been downgraded after climbers found up to seven kneebars including one at the crux dyno.Fun, pumpy climbing on large holds leads to a funky boulder problem in a corner. After resting in a kneebar, pull through a roof and rest below the crux. Do the dyno, and continue past more side pulls until you reach the next rest below the final roof. The last 20 feet contains some very a...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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