Elevation: 7,164 ft
GPS: 39.719, -107.691 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 50,224 total · 228/month
Shared By: Pinklebear on Nov 3, 2001 with improvements by Lukas Wiborg and 1 other
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

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

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.

30 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.
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 98
Bottom Feeder
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 123
Fist Full of Dollars
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 130
Rehabilitator
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 78
Irie Meditation
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 119
Defenseless Betty
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 68
Hang 'Em High
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 33
Hang 'Em Higher
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 18
The Eighth Day (aka MC 900 FT Je…
Sport 2 pitches
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 29
Apocalypse '91
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 11
Apocalypse
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 15
Simply Read
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 9
Living in Fear
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 8
Present Tense
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 3
Let it Burn
Sport
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
 4
The Gayness
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bottom Feeder
 98
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Fist Full of Dollars
 123
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Rehabilitator
 130
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Irie Meditation
 78
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Defenseless Betty
 119
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Hang 'Em High
 68
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Hang 'Em Higher
 33
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
The Eighth Day (aka MC 900…
 18
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport 2 pitches
Apocalypse '91
 29
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Apocalypse
 11
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Simply Read
 15
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
Living in Fear
 9
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
Present Tense
 8
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
Let it Burn
 3
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
The Gayness
 4
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a Sport
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