Type: Sport, 120 ft
FA: Matty Hong
Page Views: 603 total · 72/month
Shared By: Chris Deuto on Sep 16, 2018
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Bad Girls Club is one of the most amazing hard climbs in Rifle. Extremely long and steep, BGC is characterized by a hard, powerful start to huge lockoffs between ok holds to a final power endurance sprint on bad underclings in the large, horizontal roof. There are several long, boulderey sections where endurance and good beta are a must. This route has it all from slippery pockets, to small crimpers, to all our hero jumps from jug to jug.

BGC  has an interesting history. It was first scoped out while strong climbers were working nearby testpiece, The Crew, and looked over left to the line of holds in the ever steep section of The Wicked Cave. Joe Kinder bolted and cleaned the line, with some help from Matty Hong and Jon Cardwell. Several strong climbers worked the route, including Joe. Eventually Kinder left CO for extended travels abroad, so he declared the line an open project. Matty Hong finally sent the route in 2011, giving it a grade of 5.14+, which at the time was the hardest route in Rifle. It still is up there as one of the best, and hardest routes in Rifle and Colorado.

Location

Bad Girls Club is one route left of The Crew and two routes left of Zulu. There is an obvious jug at about half-height and a big roof at the very top. It currently has a few yellow BD quickdraws hanging.

Protection

Many, many fixed bolts and draws.

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