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Kubrick's Rock Climbing 

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Location & Character 

This is right across the road from the Bauhaus.

All climbs are on the east side of the the canyon, that means morning/early afternoon shade until around 1:30pm (during the season). It has Rifle easy to hard climbing.

Getting There 

At the northern parking spaces of the Bauhaus on the west side of the Canyon, walk directly across the road to the big cottonwood tree. Follow the trail behind the tree up and left, then up and right which puts you right in front of Hal 9000. The approach time to Hal 9000 is measured in seconds.

There is a porta-potty at the east side parking area, please use it. There are also picnic tables and fire rings for your enjoyment.

Climbing Season

Weather station 13.8 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Kubrick's

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Kubrick's:
Dr. Strangelove   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Redmond Barry   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Captain Potsdorf   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Full Metal Jacket   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Hal 9000   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Marcus Licinius Crassus   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Perkins on Gunnery Sergeant Hartman.

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Colorado : Rifle Mountain Park : Kubrick's
Begin with blocky rock with some good holds to get to C1. Sustained climbing with ok edges, sidepulls, and pinches will move you through this 3 clip crux section with some tricky feet. Move left near C4 to a great but reachy left hand finger crack, then ascend a blocky section up and past C5. A rest section with big holds to another crimpy crux. Continue on fun, vertical climbing on great holds past C6 to C10 en-route to the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Aug 24, 2011
The first bolts are really, really high and hard to stick clip. I measured them at 15 to 20 or more feet, making it impossible or very difficult to stick clip unless you have a really long stick (mine is only 8 feet extended). It would be great to have some lower first bolts on these, especially because the bottoms are dirtiest and the rock is still suspect in spots. Otherwise, a nice addition to Rifle.
Aug 15, 2013
While we do appreciate the community service and thank those for taking their personal time to try and clean up some of the routes here at Kubrick's that we have put in. These routes have been cleaned a few times before the general public knew about them. Believe or not these climbs are actually clean compared to when we first put them in. Some climbs here suffer from runoff debris that comes down annually.

Our efforts:
Jack Torrance - wire brushed and swept 3 times.
Lady Lyndon - wire brushed and swept 3 times.
Full Metal Jacket - wire brushed and swept 2 times.
Clock Work Orange - wire brushed and swept 2 times.

Traffic should help, as we have been basically the only ones climbing these routes prior to the 2012 season. Hopefully the latest brushings by our fellow climbers will help, but don't count on it.

Also a big thanks to Mr. Schneiter who has left lowering gear for this up and coming busy area at the anchors of the Kubrick's main wall.

By davedad
From: Carbondale, CO
Oct 12, 2013
Great wall. Big thanks to the McGees for all the hard work to make this area happen. Lots of fun climbing here. There is a short route between the right and left areas. It heads up the steeper wall as the trail climbs up to FMJ, JT, etc. It looks like maybe 6 bolts and an anchor. Does anyone know what the route is?
By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
Oct 13, 2013
Dave, I think the route you are talking about is Marcus Licinius Crassus, 5.12.
By davedad
From: Carbondale, CO
Oct 16, 2013
Thanks, BJ. Do you know anything else about the route? Is this an MJM route? If so, I will wait for him to post it.
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Oct 17, 2013
Dave, it is a MJM route. He calls it 12a, but Scott and I tried it and couldn't figure out how to do a wicked hard move in the middle of the route. So, it didn't feel anything like 12a to us, but maybe we just totally missed something.
By handyhansen
From: Vail, CO
Sep 25, 2014
Thanks for all the hard work getting this area going, lots of fun to be had here. Does anyone know anything about the 4 or 5 bolt short route (glue-ins, I believe) in between the left and right areas (not the 12 mentioned above), my buddy and I got on it and just wanted to know any details, thanks.

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