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Apocalypse '91 S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Bottom Feeder S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Defenseless Betty S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Eighth Day (aka MC 900 FT Jesus), The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Fist Full of Dollars S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Gay Science, The S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Gayness, The S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Goofy Foot S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Hang 'Em High S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Hang 'Em Higher S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Irie Meditation S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Little Monkey S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Living in Fear S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Mighty Mouse S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Modest Mouse S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Mouse Trap S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Of Mice and Men S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Present Tense S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Rehabilitator S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Sick Little Monkey S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Simply Read S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Simply Redlined S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Sometimes Always S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Strange Ranger S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Top Feeder S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Twisted S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Waka Flocka S 5.14a/b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
War and Peace S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
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Type: Sport
FA: Jim Surette
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Shared By: Pinklebear on Dec 3, 2001
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This route is lonnnnggg and can rightfully be considered one of the best ultra-long single pitch routes at Rifle (the others being the 8th Day, MC 900-Foot Jesus, Schwa and Present Tense).

Sometimes Always is a rope-stretching, forearm burning 130 feet of overhanging limestone with plenty of hard business up high. It demonstrates just how much climbing all the other Project Wall routes out right would yield were they too extended to the top of the wall -- and through the twin, blue-streaked bulges which overhang the road 180 feet below.

Begin just right of Living in Fear on the dirty bench/ledge. Boulder up to a high clip and pass a glued jug-spike. The route goes right a bit then straight up the overhanging wall above. This wall fades into an elegant stemming corner, which leads to a capping roof. Above the roof is a beautiful blue/grey headwall with perfect stone in one of Rifle's wildest positions, high over the one of deepest, narrowest sectors of the Canyon.

A stem crux high in the corner can avoided by moving slightly right, then back left into the corner. This sequence presents its own set of problems, however.

Protection

20 quickdraws and the longest rope you own (hint: even a 70-meter cord won't get you from the anchors to the ground).

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Blake Cash
Chattanooga, TN
Blake Cash   Chattanooga, TN
Could never quite get the stem crux...really hard. Moving right into PT seemed just as hard as you're climbing on footholds. Don't underestimate the final section from the last bolt to the chains either...it's definitely 5.12 delicate slab...and hard. Apr 7, 2010
Thanks for that info, Jay. That would save me a lot of future trouble, cuz I have a 70 meter. Mar 29, 2010
Jay Knower
Campton, NH
Jay Knower   Campton, NH  
The above information is incorrect. You can lower from the anchors easily with a 70 meter rope. Aug 25, 2006