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Routes in The Winchester Cave

7 P.M. Show S 5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
American Prayer S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Bite the Bullet S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Fully Automatic S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Guns 'n Posers S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Kill For a Thrill S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Killer Inside Me S 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Lung Biscuit S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Mr. Sniff S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Puppy Love S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Quick Draws S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Ricochet S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Truth or Lies S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Type: Sport
FA: Joe Desimone, 1994
Page Views: 1,774 total, 9/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

The second route from the right and just on the edge of the cave, Quick Draws provides a powerful entry to the harder routes coming out of the cave. "Blocky and weird, to a slab" are what my notes read from 1994, and this feeling has not changed significantly in nearly eight years. However, the stone is very solid, the moves good, and they are well protected. "Blocky" refers to the occasional open hand grip (not a personal favorite), and "weird" refers to the need for some body English - like absolutely every other route in Rifle. The vertical head wall is a gas at 5.11 and climbs mostly on good edges. In fact, Quick Draws is a very commendable route and certainly worth the effort - albeit the easiest route in the cave sector.

Protection

Ten draws and a rope.

Photos

Fred Bonnard
5.12c
Fred Bonnard  
5.12c
The anchor and a few bolts were replaced, also every "home made" hanger replaced by new hanger during the Rifle cleaning and rebolting weekend (8/21 - 22). Aug 23, 2010