Project Wall Rock Climbing
|GPS:||39.719, -107.691 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Pinklebear on Nov 3, 2001|
|Admins:||Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe Project Wall is Rifle's most public crag, sitting literally 5 feet off the road at one of the deepest, narrowest bends in the canyon. If you don't mind a bit of road noise, gawking tourists and occasional crowding on the "warm-ups" then this wall, which towers a whopping 200+ feet above the road, is well worth a visit. Most the of the climbs tackle direct (straight-up) lines on blue and grey water streaks, while a central cave offers some of the steepest and hardest routes in Rifle. Don't miss classics include: Rehabilitator (11c), Defenseless Betty (12a), Hang 'Em High (12b), Apocalypse '91 (13b), The Eighth Day (13a) and Simply Read (13d).
Getting ThereThe Project Wall sits about two miles up the canyon on the right and is hard to miss. It is as roadside as Rifle gets.
There is room for three cars in the small pull-out below Apocalypse, otherwise park at the Anti-Phil pull-out just downstream or up at Ruckman Cave and walk. Keep your dogs leashed while you climb here lest they end up as road pizza.
Classic Climbing Routes at Project Wall
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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