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Like most routes in Rifle, Noble Wife climbs much better than it looks.
Do the semi-difficult start of Call The Cops
, then with a ledge looming below, make a hard, committing move to establish in the steep, blocky corner. Continue making awkward, strenuous, and off-balance moves until the angle eases off, and the climbing becomes more subtle, and technical.
It is a great route for anyone looking for something with a traditional feel.
Lot of quickdraws. The anchors have carabiners. A 60 meter rope will get you to the ground from the anchors.
From: Longmont, CO
Aug 11, 2014
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Thanks to the efforts of Michael Benge, this route is equipped with shiny new permadraws as of today. So, go do it! It's really good!