Description

This diminutive (by Rifle standards) cave actually comprises the first climbing area on the right once past the Hatchery land. The cave itself offers two super-steep 5.13's, while the jumbled-up walls further left offer routes in the 5.8-5.12 range in a nice, quiet venue away from the road and the crowds.

Getting There

The Sno-Cone cave is just downriver and across the stream from the Arsenal, about a mile up from the Canyon mouth. Park on the right in the shady picnic area or just up the road at a large, rectangular pull-out on the right next to the stream.

From the upper (east) end of the picnic area, cross a make-shift bridge over a water hole and plod through the reeds (tick-infested in the Spring) to the cave, which will be on your right once you hit the cliff band.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Sno-Cone Cave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 84
Mariscos Lambada (aka Gook-a-nook?)
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 44
Duck A Day
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 67
Straight Man
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 52
Air Patrol
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 20
Joey Ninja Superstar
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 72
Wedding Streak
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 81
Winter's End
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 42
Suck It and See
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 38
Lever Action (not Downdraft)
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 70
Pistola
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 6
Pump Action
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 7
Footlong
Sport
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
 20
Fluff Boy
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mariscos Lambada (aka Gook-…
 84
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Duck A Day
 44
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Straight Man
 67
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Air Patrol
 52
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Joey Ninja Superstar
 20
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Wedding Streak
 72
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Winter's End
 81
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Suck It and See
 42
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Lever Action (not Downdraft)
 38
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Pistola
 70
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Pump Action
 6
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Footlong
 7
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
Fluff Boy
 20
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c Sport
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BJ Sbarra
Carbondale, CO
BJ Sbarra   Carbondale, CO
A huge thanks to Mike Schneiter for all his hard work developing the rest of the left side of this zone! Jul 2, 2013