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Zone of Silence Rock Climbing 

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Great route. Photo courtesy of Ben Walburn.


The Zone of Silence is an isolated wall left of the Bauhaus. It presently has one route, Fat Tongue.

Getting There 

At the moment, there is no easy way to approach this wall; however, a better trail may be in the works for the future.

Cross the bridge to the Bauhaus and take a left. After about 100 yards, you can either stay low and bushwhack up to the wall or take an unpleasant scree field up to it.

Climbing Season

For the Rifle Mountain Park area.

Weather station 13.7 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Zone of Silence

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Zone of Silence:
Pussy In The Sky With Almonds   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Wish You Sent Here    5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Silent Swells   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Fat Tongue   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Effigy for Silent King   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
All Quiet on the Western Slope   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Zone of Silence
Rock Climbing Photo: Juan Esteban Usubillaga on Effigy.

Effigy for Silent King 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  Colorado : Rifle Mountain Park : Zone of Silence
Per hkennedy: this is a super technical sport route using thin features on good rock....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Paul Hassett
From: Aurora CO
May 22, 2016
The trail heads south and ends at stone steps, then take a sharp left toward the wall. The first route ahead of you coming off the trail is the obvious dihedral "Wish You Sent Here."

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