Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Annie Smith
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Shared By: Michael Schneiter on May 26, 2008
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Steep climbing that is harder than it looks. This climb seemed to keep people away due to it's originally widely spaced bolts, polished holds, and its isolation from other climbs. Before having a couple of bolts added, people had decked trying to clip the 3rd bolt. Now, with 5 bolts it's super safe.

Location

The first route you come to on the Ice Cave Wall when you hike from the lower parking lot by the bridge. Just upstream of the Lower Ice Cave.

Protection

5 bolts and anchor. Two bolts were added in August 2010 during the Rifle Cleanup.

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Avery N
Boulder, CO
Avery N   Boulder, CO
I seriously wished I had a few small-med sized nuts for between bolts 2 and 3. Definite decking potential when clipping the awkward 3rd bolt. Jul 3, 2009
JFK
San Diego, CA
JFK   San Diego, CA
I second that. Felt harder than 5.9? Maybe that's just me not being familiar with Rifle climbing. Aug 18, 2010
BJ Sbarra
Carbondale, CO
 
BJ Sbarra   Carbondale, CO
 
Two more bolts were added to this as part of the Rifle Cleanup, so you shouldn't have to worry about hitting the ground now. Aug 23, 2010
Andrew Hewitt
Somerville
  5.9+
Andrew Hewitt   Somerville
  5.9+
The hardest 9 ever. Also the most polished. No decking potential though! Oct 13, 2013
Jordan Delaporte
Grand Junction
  5.10c/d
Jordan Delaporte   Grand Junction
  5.10c/d
Agree, very glassy making it way harder than rated. Oct 31, 2016