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Elevation: 7,164 ft
GPS: 39.71873, -107.69094
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Shared By: Orphaned User on Nov 3, 2001 · Updates
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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The 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 There Suggest change

The 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.

36 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Project Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 173
Rehabilitator
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 188
Defenseless Betty
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 48
Baby Jesus
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 108
Hang 'Em High
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 49
Hang 'Em Higher
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 22
The Eighth Day (aka MC 900 FT Je…
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 32
Apocalypse '91
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 21
Apocalypse
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 19
Simply Read
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 9
Living in Fear
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 10
Present Tense
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 7
Let it Burn
Sport
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
 7
The Gayness
Sport
5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
 10
Waka Flocka
Sport
5.14c 8c+ 34 XI- 35 E9 7b
 4
Waka Flocka Flame
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rehabilitator
 173
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Defenseless Betty
 188
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Baby Jesus
 48
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Hang 'Em High
 108
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Hang 'Em Higher
 49
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
The Eighth Day (aka MC 900…
 22
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Apocalypse '91
 32
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Apocalypse
 21
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Simply Read
 19
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
Living in Fear
 9
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
Present Tense
 10
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
Let it Burn
 7
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
The Gayness
 7
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a Sport
Waka Flocka
 10
5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b Sport
Waka Flocka Flame
 4
5.14c 8c+ 34 XI- 35 E9 7b Sport
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