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Religious Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.71044, -107.6922 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Religious Wall is approximately 100 yards upstream (North) from the Arsenal and packs in more quality climbing than expected from its small stature. This gently overhanging wall is a great option for short power-endurance without the pucker factor (generously bolted). Similar in aspect to the Arsenal, the Religious Wall bakes in the sun until 2:30 in the summertime. While the lower few bolts are in slightly dirty/crumbly terrain, the rock quality improves quickly. This sector sat in obscurity for over two decades, as the first route established in 1993 by Steve Damboise (El Cruz) remained unfinished until 2015.

Current routes right to left:
1. El Cruz, 5.12b. FA: Steve Damboise.
2. Foxhole Conversion, 5.13b. FA: Steve Damboise.
3. My Own Hell, 5.13d. FA: Steve Damboise.

Getting There 

Drive past The Arsenal, and park in the small pullout just before the bridge over the creek. Slog up the grueling 15 foot approach.

Climbing Season

For the Rifle Mountain Park area.

Weather station 13.5 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Religious Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Religious Wall:
El Cruz   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Foxhole Conversion    5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
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Featured Route For Religious Wall

Foxhole Conversion 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  Colorado : Rifle Mountain Park : Religious Wall
Foxhole conversion starts out with easier terrain at the first and second bolt and a no hands rest before the low crux. The low boulder problem consists of a looong stretch to a tiny crimp then a deadpoint to a triangular pinch (V6-V8 depending on height). The bolt next to the small crimp is rarely clipped on redpoint. The rest of the route is refrigerator slapping, lots of heel hooks, and a kneebar or two if you are into that sort of thing (it's Rifle, of course you are!). T...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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