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The Sapper Cave is the quiet, forested zone just up canyon from the Project Wall and includes the Sapper Cave itself and outlying routes on the vertical walls to the right and left. It is a good place to get back from the road a bit, and offers fair to classic routes in the 5.11 to 5.13 range.
Park at the Project Wall and walk 50 yards up canyon on the road, taking a climber's trail on the right. This trail deposits you directly under the very short Handy Boy (12b/c), a four-bolt boulder problem on the chossy right side of the cave.
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Rumor Has It 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Left El Sapper 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
That One Climb 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Peleliu 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Right El Sapper 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch
The Butterfly Effect 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Hand Me the Canteen, Boy 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
Cantina Boy 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch
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Cantina Boy 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c CO : Rifle Mountain Park : The Sapper Cave
This is a very atypical Rifle climb in that it's both short and follows a fairly monolithic face (as opposed to the usual blocky stuff). The climbing is fingery and sequential, with two distinct bouldery cruxes separated by a good jug. There is a hard clip up high that some people either skip or put long draws on. The air is clean -- it's just a long drop.Cantina Boy is on the left side of the Sapper Cave and shares a common first two bolts with Hand Me the Canteen, Boy, the arching pod system/crack featur...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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