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Elevation: 7,004 ft
GPS: 39.70651, -107.69446
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Shared By: Orphaned User on Nov 5, 2001
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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
 133
Mariscos Lambada (aka Zorba)
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 74
Duck A Day
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 125
Straight Man
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 83
Air Patrol
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 82
No Risk No Fin
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 100
Brenna
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 129
Wedding Streak
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 134
Winter's End
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 7
Bling It On
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 69
Suck It and See
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 57
Lever Action (not Downdraft)
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 65
Thug Wife
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 124
Pistola
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 11
Pump Action
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 30
Fluff Boy
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mariscos Lambada (aka Zorba)
 133
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Duck A Day
 74
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Straight Man
 125
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Air Patrol
 83
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
No Risk No Fin
 82
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Brenna
 100
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Wedding Streak
 129
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Winter's End
 134
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Bling It On
 7
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Suck It and See
 69
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Lever Action (not Downdraft)
 57
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Thug Wife
 65
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Pistola
 124
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Pump Action
 11
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Fluff Boy
 30
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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