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Lower Ice Caves

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L to R R to L Alpha
Bloodhound S 
Bumble Bee, The S 
Continental Breakfast S 
Continental Call S 
Good Moanin' S 
Leather Queen S 
Local Talent S 
Mel's Diner S 
Plastic Prince S 
Road To Nowhere S 
Smell The Coffee S 
Snooze Control S 
Starbuck's Coffee S 
Wake Up Call S 

Lower Ice Caves  Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Michael Schneiter on Sep 9, 2014
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The Lower Ice Caves subarea contains a number of old moderates, such as Continental Breakfast, and one new route, the excellent Bloodhound (which is actually an extension to an old route). This subarea includes routes Bumble Bee to Bloodhound.

Getting There 

This is best accessed from the large Wasteland parking lot found on the west side of the road, 0.3 mile from the entrance, just after the bridge crosses the creek. The trail is marked with a sign and is found before the bridge, cutting through what is often heavy vegetation.

Climbing Season

Weather station 13.8 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Ice Caves

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Ice Caves :
Road To Nowhere   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Bloodhound   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
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Featured Route For Lower Ice Caves
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Bloodhound 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  CO : Rifle Mountain Park : ... : Lower Ice Caves
Bloodhound is a long, quality extension to Road to Nowhere, a often neglected 11a in Rifle. It features hard, technical climbing and a burly finish through a roof. After climbing Road to Nowhere, continue above the anchor on relatively easy ground for a few bolts on excellent stone that is beautifully featured limestone. After clipping a bolt on a rounded arete feature, you start to enter a series of crux moves that doesn't stop for a few bolts with scant rests. Make a ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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