The Winchester Cave area is marked by a small cave with several nice lines coming out of it. On the left is a beautiful, vertical wall with at least one terrific route. Numbering, again, follows Hassan Saab's guide with Ricochet on the left as #1.
Park at the picnic area downstream from the Ruckman Cave. Cross the stream and continue hiking downstream to the second, short access trail to the cliff base. There is a bit of talus below the main wall, a cave, and a short slope on the left where the routes begin.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Winchester Cave:
Guns 'n Posers 5.11d Sport, 1 pitch
Ricochet 5.12a Sport, 1 pitch, 85 feet
Quick Draws 5.12b/c Sport, 1 pitch
Fully Automatic 5.12c Sport, 60 feet
Kill For a Thrill 5.13a Sport, 60 feet
Bite the Bullet 5.13b Sport
American Prayer 5.14a Sport, 1 pitch
7 P.M. Show 5.14- Sport, 1 pitch, 40 feet
Featured Route For The Winchester Cave
Ricochet 5.12a CO : Rifle Mountain Park : The Winchester Cave
Ricochet. This must be one of my favorite climbs at Rifle and is a brilliant addition that gives even gumbies like myself something to climb. A bit uphill from the cave proper and on the left is a vertical wall with grey to blue stone. The left of two routes is Ricochet (Noto bene: the FA data were incorrectly attributed in Hassan's guide. Mark Tarrant put up this terrific climb during the start up years at Rifle.). Big reaches to crisp edges with intricate footwork and sustained climbing can b...[more] Browse More Classics in CO