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Zone of Silence

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Zone of Silence Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.7137, -107.6922 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jerad Friedrichs on Aug 20, 2013
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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   5.12b/c 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: Great route.  Photo courtesy of Ben Walburn.

Silent Swells 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  Colorado : Rifle Mountain Park : Zone of Silence
Silent Swells is a great addition to this (currently) quiet area in Rifle. The first crux hits at about the second bolt, where one must choose whether to use powerful underclings and a kneebar along the bolt line or a crimpy alternative a few feet to the right. Get a quick shake midway, then enter the fun, engaging, upper, crimpy crux. Once you hit the undercling near the last few bolts, take a breath, smile, and cruise up the easier terrain to the chains....[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."