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The Winchester Cave Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Nov 30, 1999


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Ed Strang at the blocky roof, Fully Automatic (5.1...


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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 13.8 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Winchester Cave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Winchester Cave:
Guns 'n Posers   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Ricochet   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Quick Draws   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Fully Automatic   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 60'   
Kill For a Thrill   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 60'   
Truth or Lies   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Bite the Bullet   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   
7 P.M. Show   5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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7 P.M. Show 5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a  CO : Rifle Mountain Park : The Winchester Cave
This is a bouldery and slightly technical route in the middle of the Winchester Cave. It follows a grey-streaked line out a series of small roofs....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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