The Sno-Cone Cave Rock Climbing
Typical? Saturday at the Sno-Cone.
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.
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.
Weather station 13.8 miles from here
22 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Sno-Cone Cave
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Sno-Cone Cave:
Pistola 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a 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
Featured Route For The Sno-Cone Cave
Rehab 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO
: Rifle Mountain Park
: The Sno-Cone Cave
Start underneath the first bolt with good edges and pockets, climbing a steep section before pulling right into a crack feature. The angle lessens drastically after this section. Follow the crack feature and finish at the anchor which is situated in a panel of gray limestone. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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!