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Middle Ice Caves (CHUD area) Rock Climbing 

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A handful of old routes are found in this section of the Middle Ice Caves.

This subarea includes routes Crud to Chud.

Getting There 

Most often accessed from the Feline parking area which is found 0.6 mile from the park entrance station. The parking area is a large pullout on the left (west) side of the road, immediately across the creek from the obvious chalk-streaked Feline route. To access the Potato routes, cross the bridge and head down canyon. After the trail contours through a talus field, you'll enter the gray cave that marks the beginning of this zone. Chud is the first route you come to.

Alternatively, you can hike Koper's Trail from the Lower Ice Caves area to access these routes.

Climbing Season

For the Ice Cave Walls area.

Weather station 13.6 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Middle Ice Caves (CHUD area)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Middle Ice Caves (CHUD area):
Chud   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Monster Magnet   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Featured Route For Middle Ice Caves (CHUD area)
Rock Climbing Photo: Park entrance on 10/2000.

Chud 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  Colorado : Rifle Mountain Park : ... : Middle Ice Caves (CHUD area...
The crux is on the 3rd move. You undercling the top of the big jug and get a really high foot just to the left of the jug and crank up the the sidepull/undercling 4 feet above that. The rest of the route is 5.11-5.12. Its a one move wonder! This route is about 50-75 yards to the left of Feline. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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