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The Bauhaus Wall is about as obscure as it gets at Rifle with it's 3-minute approach and protective screen of trees. Thusly, anything rad you send here will probably go un-noticed, so consider wisely before commiting yourself to one of the wall's many ultra-long, mega-hard projects. The wall can basically be broken into two sectors: the warm-up sector out left, which includes three quality 5.11's, two nice 5.12's and a bouldering cave; and the Bauhaus proper, which begins with the hanging prow of Gomorrah (13d) and cruises right past Rifle's hardest route, Tomfoolery (14b), and a handful of other 13/13+ desperates.
The Bauhaus Wall is about mid-way between the Wasteland and the Ruckman Cave, if this makes any sense. It is the first huge crag on your left past the Skull Cave, and is just up-canyon from an impressive water-spout/ice-cave feature with a huge dead log leaning against it. There is a pull-out on the right with a Porta-potty just past a talus slide, or you can park on the left at a picnic area (best not to park here on weekends as people actually use it). Cross the bridge, walk upstream about a minute then duck left on a climber's trail through the thick foliage (nettles). The first route you see is Roadside Prophet (13d), which climbs out the pocketed wave/cave overhead.
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Choss Temple Pilots 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport
Sigue Sigue Sputnik 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Baby Brothers 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
The Brothers Carrutherzov 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
Twisted Sister 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Squeal to Stihl 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Der Stihl 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch
Gropius 5.13d 8b 31 X E8 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Huge 5.13d 8b 31 X E8 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 130'
Roadside Prophet 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ E8 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
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The Brothers Carrutherzov 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b CO : Rifle Mountain Park : Bauhaus Wall
This route was put up by the late Steve Carruthers, a Salt Lake City climber and honorary Rifle local who died backcountry skiing in the Wasatch Mountains. Steve's other contribution to the Canyon is the Gay Science, which he equipped and Christian Griffith freed. Steve often came over to Rifle to hang out and climb, and he is dearly missed.This is the rightmost route on the vertical left sector of Bauhaus Wall and actually punches through the roof band at a series of blue-streaked ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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