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The Sno-Cone Cave Rock Climbing 


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Description 

This diminutive (by Rifle standards) cave actually comprises the first climbing area on the right once past the Hatchery land. The cave itself offers two super-steep 5.13's, while the jumbled-up walls further left offer routes in the 5.8-5.12 range in a nice, quiet venue away from the road and the crowds.

Getting There 

The Sno-Cone cave is just downriver and across the stream from the Arsenal, about a mile up from the Canyon mouth. Park on the right in the shady picnic area or just up the road at a large, rectangular pull-out on the right next to the stream.

From the upper (east) end of the picnic area, cross a make-shift bridge over a water hole and plod through the reeds (tick-infested in the Spring) to the cave, which will be on your right once you hit the cliff band.

Climbing Season



Weather station 13.8 miles from here

22 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',7],['5.11',4],['5.12',4],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',0],['',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 The Sno-Cone Cave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Sno-Cone Cave:
Joey Ninja Superstar   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Wedding Streak   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Winter's End   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Suck It and See   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Lever Action (not Downdraft)   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Pistola   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Pump Action   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Footlong   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Fluff Boy   5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Lever Action (not Downdraft) 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  Colorado : Rifle Mountain Park : The Sno-Cone Cave
This is basically the route to the right of Mariscos Lambada with two variations to get to the big roof crack (I think the left is harder and on better rock). Neither are harder than 5.10 to get to the roof and there are also two sets of anchors there.Once you're standing on the ledge under the business, lean out to the crack (exciting). Flip around and get crankin on this fun, airy boulder problem. The anchors are just after turning the lip.To me, this feels like an easier and less...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
Jul 2, 2013
A huge thanks to Mike Schneiter for all his hard work developing the rest of the left side of this zone!

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