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Rifle Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.5356, -107.783 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The home of Rifle Mountain Park - home of the some of best hard sport limestone climbing in America.

Getting There 

Right off I70 at exit 90.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.3 miles from here

405 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',44],['3 Stars',157],['2 Stars',163],['1 Star',38],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',5],['5.8',8],['5.9',11],['5.10',54],['5.11',80],['5.12',132],['5.13',100],['>=5.14',12],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rifle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rifle:
Lovin' You is a Dirty Job   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Ice Cave Walls : Upper Ice Caves (Feline are...
Feline   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Ice Cave Walls : Upper Ice Caves (Feline are...
80 Feet of Meat   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
Rumor Has It   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Sapper Cave
Defenseless Betty   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
Genesis   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Sanctuary
Ricochet   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Winchester Cave
Cardinal Sin   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
Easy Skankin'   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Anti-Phil Wall
Pinch Fest   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Ruckman Cave
I Am Not A Philistine   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Rifle Mountain Park : Anti-Phil Wall
Pretty Hate Machine   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
Beer Run   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Rifle Mountain Park : Ruckman Cave
The Beast   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Wasteland
Eulogy   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Lower Tier : West Facing
Pump-O-Rama   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
Sprayathon   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
Zulu   5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Wicked Cave
7 P.M. Show   5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Winchester Cave
Girl Talk   5.14c 8c+ 34 XI- 35 E9 7b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Rifle Mountain Park : Bauhaus Wall
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Featured Route For Rifle
Rock Climbing Photo: Rich starting up Cardinal Sin (5.12a).

Cardinal Sin 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  CO : Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
Cardinal Sin is another fantastic line that takes on a more vertical section of rock (at least by Rifle standards). This route is 40 yards down the road from 80 Feet of Meat and starts with the first couple of bolts on homemade hangers. This route climbs through a crazy sequence of underclings that is very cool and follows this with a thin, non-positive crux sequence. Keep climbing fast through here and the going will get easier. A long draw may be nice for shorter people in the crux. Highly ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Rifle Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Ben K. climbing.
Ben K. climbing.
Rock Climbing Photo: Debaser.
Debaser.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pullin' down on a Rifle overhang, photo: Bob Horan...
Pullin' down on a Rifle overhang, photo: Bob Horan...
Rock Climbing Photo: Warming up at Rifle, photo: Bob Horan.
Warming up at Rifle, photo: Bob Horan.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rifle Mountain Park, photo: Bob Horan.
Rifle Mountain Park, photo: Bob Horan.
Rock Climbing Photo: Here is a slightly distorted pan view of the mount...
Here is a slightly distorted pan view of the mount...

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By Joey Williams
May 13, 2016
Looking for AM Rifle climbing partners for the coming weeks and basically all summer.... Probably around 9 AM.
I could climb until 12 PM Mon, Fri, Sat.
I could climb until 3 PM Sun, Tues, Wed.
Thursdays all day!
Climb with me!!!!

Primarily a star chasing, gear plugger but can climb 5.12, perhaps pull moves on 12+ - but I never care enough to analyze it, I just climb good routes.

PEACE.
By sly
Aug 21, 2016
I found an eno hammock at the Nappy Dugout area. Is it yours?