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Routes in Ruckman Cave

Beer Run S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Bloody Corner S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Bolt Action S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Bovine Impact S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Call the Cops S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Cap-gun (aka Dave Bingham Route aka "Return to Sender") S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Choss Family Robinson S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Cooch S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Don't Point That Thing At Me (Head Full of Lead extension) S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Extended Family S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Firearms S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
First Steps S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Head Full of Lead S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
In Your Face S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Kielbasa Run S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Le Frimeur S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Long Barrel S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Loose Cannon S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Nessun Dorma S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Noble Wife S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Pellet Gun S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Pinch Fest S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Prime Evil S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Prime Time S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Prime the Pump S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Primer S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Princess of Turandot S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Promise, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Red Dawn S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Rolling Log, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Route S 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Shibumi S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Smoking Gun S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Street Knowledge S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Supre Guide S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Waiting For 21 S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
When the Levee Breaks S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wreaths of Wrath S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Maurie and Phil ?
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Shared By: Adam Holmes on Sep 26, 2003
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Any 5.10 in Rifle that's not polished is 3 stars. The Bloody Corner is an excellent left leaning finger crack that would probably be a classic 5.9 at Eldo. The bolt spacing is quite spicy around the 4th or 5th bolt, so don't fall there. Cross the "bridge" for the Ruckman Cave and then hike left about 100 yards and you'll find a quiet isolated wall with 5 routes. Bloody Corner is right above a large 10' X 10' boulder and is the 3rd route from the left. Just right of "Bovine Impact".

Protection

6 bolts + anchors.

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Peter J. Beyel
Glenwood Springs
  5.10c R
Peter J. Beyel   Glenwood Springs
  5.10c R
I left two biners on the anchor bolts so you don't have to lower through the bolts. Jun 9, 2014
PTZ
Chicago/Colorado
PTZ   Chicago/Colorado
I believe that Maurie and Phil put this up. Interesting route. Very different for Rifle. Jan 28, 2011
Hank Caylor
Glenwood Springs, CO
Hank Caylor   Glenwood Springs, CO  
"obviously a Colorado mentality"? Awwww c'mon man. Lumping everyone of any gender, race, location or otherwise is just not worth the hatin'. Come to the Denver Beer Night on Thursday and feel the love.

P.S.- You're right, comparing Rifle and Eldo are apples and hicamas! Feb 23, 2010
Che
grnd junction, co
Che   grnd junction, co
A person would probably be better off leading it with gear. The bolts set you up for an ugly fall the whole way. Still, I like the route. Aug 31, 2009
Paul Hunnicutt
Boulder, CO
  5.10
Paul Hunnicutt   Boulder, CO
  5.10
I thought this was harder than the 5.9s I've done in Eldo. At least to onsight. Would have rather lead it with gear actually. Didn't feel it was that runout...but for some Rifle bolting perhaps yes. Jul 23, 2007
C'est la vie? really a .9 Mar 14, 2004