|The Sapper Cave
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Maybe the grade at this one has settled in around 12d -- I'm not sure and I don't think it matters. This is simply a splendid climb on some of the sweetest stone in the Canyon.
Hand Me the Canteen Boy climbs out the middle of the Sapper Cave onto the slightly overhanging blue and pink headwall over the lip. Start on the first two bolts of Cantina Boy then move right along a jug horizontal, which leads to a very steep alcove. Fight your way up the pods through the alcove and over the lip. A brief shake gives way to crimpy, sustained climbing on the headwall, with plenty of thin moves all the way to the anchors.
Trivia: This summer a climber fell clipping high on the route. Unfortunately his pinky finger was looped through the carabiner somehow and was basically sheared off when he fell. If there's a lesson here, I suppose it's that you should do your best to let go and cast off if you think you're going to fall clipping.
|By Ben Mottinger|
Dec 6, 2002
All I can think of when I see the route name is Adam Sandler on SNL.
|By Michael Schneiter|
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Sep 4, 2011
This route was rebolted with glue-ins during the recent 2011 Rifle RendezSPEW (Cleanup Day). The hard to reach clips were moved.