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Zone of Silence

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Zone of Silence  

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Location: 39.7137, -107.6922 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jerad Friedrichs on Aug 20, 2013
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Great route. Photo courtesy of Ben Walburn.


The Zone of Silence is an isolated wall left of the Bauhaus. It presently has one route, Fat Tongue.

Getting There 

At the moment, there is no easy way to approach this wall; however, a better trail may be in the works for the future.

Cross the bridge to the Bauhaus and take a left. After about 100 yards, you can either stay low and bushwhack up to the wall or take an unpleasant scree field up to it.

Climbing Season

Weather station 13.7 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Zone of Silence:
Silent Swells   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Fat Tongue   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Effigy for Silent King   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Zone of Silence
Great route.  Photo courtesy of Ben Walburn.

Silent Swells 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  CO : Rifle Mountain Park : Zone of Silence
Silent Swells is a great addition to this (currently) quiet area in Rifle. The first crux hits at about the second bolt, where one must choose whether to use powerful underclings and a kneebar along the bolt line or a crimpy alternative a few feet to the right. Get a quick shake midway, then enter the fun, engaging, upper, crimpy crux. Once you hit the undercling near the last few bolts, take a breath, smile, and cruise up the easier terrain to the chains....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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