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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:
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
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
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
Pinch Fest   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Ruckman Cave
Easy Skankin'   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Anti-Phil Wall
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
Pump-O-Rama   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
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
Beer Run   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Rifle Mountain Park : Ruckman Cave
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: Ian Dory on Zulu.

Zulu 5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a  Colorado : Rifle Mountain Park : The Wicked Cave
Zulu is one route left of Slice of Life, on the right side of the Wicked Cave. It climbs up vertical grey rock and quickly gives way to a very overhanging swell, which is followed to the lip of the cave. It can also be recognized by a long jump to a deep hole around the 5th or 6th bolt.While all the hardest climbing hits you on the bottom third of the route, it is unrelenting all the way to the anchors, with an undercling crux at 2/3 height and a crimpy finishing crux providing plen...[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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