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Routes in Upper Ice Caves (Feline area)

Deutsches Blut S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Dirty Looks S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Dirty White Boy S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Feline S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Irish Blood S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Ledged Assault S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Lovin' You is a Dirty Job S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Rachel's Route S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: MJM & RAMM, 6/12
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Shared By: Michael Schneiter on Sep 7, 2012
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is a quality moderate that should become a popular route as one of the easiest routes in Rifle.

Good climbing on mostly big holds make this an enjoyable and attainable moderate. The hardest moves may be just getting off the ground. At mid-height, you can stay slightly right of the arete or you can move left and climb on the low angle arete. All throughout this section there are huge holds and secure clipping stances. A slightly challenging section where the big holds run out at the top guard the chains.


This is 15 feet left of Irish Blood, the short 5.9 corner, that is ~250 feet left of Feline. Look for the glue-in bolts climbing the face behind the pine tree.


[9] glue-in bolts plus the anchor.


Good climb. Top is tricky for a 7. Great for new leaders. Jul 12, 2016
Carbondale, CO
davedad   Carbondale, CO
Was on this yesterday and 2 weeks ago. It looks like a jug leading to the first bolt came off at some point in that time. The moves to the first bolt are a bit harder but still reasonable. Keep an eye on the rock here - still a great route. May 11, 2014
Carbondale, CO
davedad   Carbondale, CO
Great moderate. Clip the 2nd bolt carefully if you are a 5.7 leader. A fall from just below the bolt would not be great. Otherwise delightful and recommended.
Thanks for bolting it. Oct 20, 2012
Grand Junction, CO
DavidCollins   Grand Junction, CO
Hold broke just beneath the anchor. Looks a bit loose up there. Oct 7, 2012