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Rifle Rock Climbing 


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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

407 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',45],['3 Stars',158],['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',133],['5.13',100],['>=5.14',13],['',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:
Dr. Strangelove   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Rifle Mountain Park : Kubrick's
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...
Rumor Has It   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Sapper Cave
80 Feet of Meat   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
Feline   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Ice Cave Walls : Upper Ice Caves (Feline are...
Jail Bait   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
Rehabilitator   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
James Brown's Wild Ride   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
Ricochet   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Winchester Cave
Genesis   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Sanctuary
Defenseless Betty   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
Cardinal Sin   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
Fossil Family   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Nappy Dugout
Crime and Punishment   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
Pretty Hate Machine   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
Hang 'Em High   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
The Beast   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Wasteland
Pump-O-Rama   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
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Featured Route For Rifle
Rock Climbing Photo: Ed Strang cranking! Living in Fear (5.13d).

Living in Fear 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a  Colorado : Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
This is the lefmost "tall" line on the Project Wall (Sick Little Monkey climbs through the blue, overhanging wall to the left) and climbs through grey-streaked rock onto a white and blue headwall with a faint dihedral near the top.Without any discernible crux, this 90-foot route is a power-endurance nightmare and has only one spot where you can shake out both hands. The bottom used to be quite wet most of the season, but drier summers have left it consi...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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?

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