West Side of the Canyon Climbing
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DescriptionThe canyon generally runs north-south. Most, if not all, of the ice climbs are on the west side of the canyon, east-facing cliffs.
Per Michael Schneiter: as you drive through the canyon, the order would be:
Stone Free, WI5+, 1p, 115', screws.
Ice Palace, WI5-6, 1p, 115', screws.
Soul On Ice, WI5+, 1p, 115', screws.
Lower Ice Cave
Tree Slab, WI4-5, 1p, 80', screws.
Final Curtain WI4-5, 1p, 80', screws.
Stone Free & Ice Palace are off limits to climbing! Details
Stone Free and Ice Palace are on state-owned Division of Wildlife land that is part of the trout hatchery and hence are off limits to all climbing, including mixed and ice climbing. These climbs are not part of city-owned land that makes up Rifle Mountain Park.
Classic Climbing Routes at West Side of the Canyon
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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Prime Climbing Season