Elevation: 7,153 ft
GPS: 39.721, -107.69 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nate Weitzel on Nov 6, 2001 · Updates
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

The Meat Wall is one of the busiest sections of rock in Rifle as the terrain is closer to vertical, and therefore some of the more moderate routes are located here. Two of the more popular warm-ups 80 feet of Meat, and Cold Cuts are here and these two routes usually have a line at the base in the morning. The wall is located across from the Ruckman Cave and extends down the road a bit. A good number of 5.11 and 5.12 routes can be found on this wall. Look for the above two routes, as well as Le Specimen (5.12c), Crime and Punishment (5.12a), and Cardinal Sin (5.12a). Many of the popular routes here tend to have very polished feet, so be happy you have sticky rubber. Wall gets morning shade, evening sun.

Getting There

Park in the 8 car pullout at 1.3 miles. The Meat Wall is directly across the road, with Cold Cuts and 80 Feet of Meat being 30 feet up the road. The rest of the routes are found just down from the parking pullout.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Meat Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 236
Cold Cuts
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 263
80 Feet of Meat
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 26
Sausage Boy aka Sam's Route
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 107
Jail Bait
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 89
James Brown's Wild Ride
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 21
Drunk Lover
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 128
Crime and Punishment
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 178
Cardinal Sin
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 49
Gun Show
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 98
Lost and Found
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 15
Carnivore
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 16
La Superlune (aka Polish Sausage)
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 41
Le Specimen
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 47
Blocky Horror Picture Show
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cold Cuts
 236
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
80 Feet of Meat
 263
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Sausage Boy aka Sam's Route
 26
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Jail Bait
 107
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
James Brown's Wild Ride
 89
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Drunk Lover
 21
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Crime and Punishment
 128
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Cardinal Sin
 178
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Gun Show
 49
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Lost and Found
 98
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Carnivore
 15
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
La Superlune (aka Polish Sa…
 16
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Le Specimen
 41
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Blocky Horror Picture Show
 47
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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