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Rupture Cave Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,500'
Location: 39.65048, -105.18684 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: jmapping on Sep 25, 2016
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Wiley Evans feels no "Rupture."


Home to many high school party goers and their abandoned beer cans, this cave also hosts one of the best problems at Morrison. You'll know you are there if you find yourself looking at a problem with an obvious, angling, slopey rail leading to some mild compression climbing up a shallow prow. This is Rupture. It is good.

Getting There 

From the Warmup Traverse Area:
Scramble over the boulders on the far west side of the Warmup Traverse area, and look for a trail that wanders up the west side of the cliff band. If you find yourself looking up at Arrowhead Arete, just head about 20 or 30 feet further west to find the trail. Head up the hill for another 100 feet or so past Arrowhead until you find an opening on your left with a boulder about chest high to scramble over. Scramble on top of that boulder, and you should see the Rupture Cave right in front of you.

From the upper trail:
Follow the directions to Ice Truck Killer Cave where you can either take the tunnel underneath some boulders or scramble over some boulders to get to the Rupture Cave. I think the western approach is more enjoyable but less direct.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.0 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rupture Cave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rupture Cave:
Rupture   V6-7 7A+ R     Boulder, 10'   
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Featured Route For Rupture Cave
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Rupture V6-7 7A+ Colorado : Morrison/Evergreen : ... : Rupture Cave
It is a little tough to find, but it is worth it once you do. Start from the main area (Breashears' Crack), and head west up the trail. You will have to mount 3 large boulders while heading west. Once you reach the farthest west boulder (large and short), head south straight up the hill. You will see one arete that is pretty cool. Directly behind this is a large problem that has an A-shape. You start on underclings and head up a rail of perfect slopers. Then you either jump o...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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