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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

410 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',45],['3 Stars',157],['2 Stars',166],['1 Star',39],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',5],['5.8',8],['5.9',12],['5.10',56],['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...
Feline   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   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
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
Crime and Punishment   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
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
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
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
Hang 'Em High   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
Pretty Hate Machine   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     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
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: Sasha Cherry on the layback section - Jail Bait 5....

Jail Bait 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Colorado : Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
A sporty bottom, followed by a "trady" top section. Climb a pretty continuous, vertical face with decent pockets and mantle onto a big ledge. There is a hidden, left hand pocket that makes the middle of this face much easier. Rest here for a while, then pull around to the left and climb with good holds and better feet up to a knee bar on the ramp to the left. Shake, then continue on crimps up to a chimney. Layback the chimney up to another knee bar halfway up the chimney...shake again, and ...[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
From: Woodsboro, MD
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?
By Seth Cohen
From: Concord, NH
May 31, 2017
Will a National Parks Pass cover the fees here?
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Jun 1, 2017
No. It's a city owned park. Season passes can be purchased in town at city hall or with the campground host. Day passes are available at the entrance station.

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