Elevation: 7,004 ft
GPS: 39.707, -107.694 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 37,521 total · 155/month
Shared By: Pinklebear on Nov 5, 2001
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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.
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 110
Mariscos Lambada
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 64
Duck A Day
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 101
Straight Man
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 73
Air Patrol
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 39
Joey Ninja Superstar
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 75
Brenna
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 108
Wedding Streak
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 117
Winter's End
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 55
Suck It and See
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 47
Lever Action (not Downdraft)
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 106
Pistola
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 8
Pump Action
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 16
Footlong
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 4
Just the Tip
Sport
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
 24
Basic Overhang
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mariscos Lambada
 110
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Duck A Day
 64
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Straight Man
 101
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Air Patrol
 73
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Joey Ninja Superstar
 39
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Brenna
 75
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Wedding Streak
 108
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Winter's End
 117
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Suck It and See
 55
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Lever Action (not Downdraft)
 47
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Pistola
 106
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Pump Action
 8
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Footlong
 16
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
Just the Tip
 4
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Basic Overhang
 24
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c Sport
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