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Routes in The Sno-Cone Cave

A Stirring of Air S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Achilles S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Air Patrol S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Brenna S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Doctor's Orders S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Dry Doctor (aka Buzzworm) S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Duck A Day S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Durban Poison S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Fluff Boy S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Footlong S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Joey Ninja Superstar S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lever Action (not Downdraft) S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Mariscos Lambada (aka Gook-a-nook?) S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
No Risk No Fin S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Peaceful Revolution S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pistola S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pump Action S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Rehab S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Straight Man S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Suck It and See S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Wedding Streak S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Winter's End S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: John Dunne
Page Views: 159 total, 1/month
Shared By: Pinklebear on Jun 24, 2002
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Despite being directly across the road and river from the heavily-trafficked Arsenal, this hidden route rarely sees traffic and offers a nice, quiet venue away from the smuttier routes by the road.

Walk across the bridge to Fluff Boy, as per the Sno-Cone cave approach, then hook a left, going up canyon. Pass through a mini talus field below a wall with a roof (there are a few routes here of limited merit) and go another minute or two along a rough trail until you're beneath a cave in the trees. Durban Poison climbs straight out the middle of this cave onto the bulgy, red and brown stone above.

Bust out the cave, making four strenuous clips and big moves to deep holes. A lip encounter leads to some "harder than it looks" type climbing on the short headwall. The lower cave is a good introduction to the thuggy-type climbing at Rifle.

Protection

8-10 quickdraws and a rope.

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