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The Sno-Cone Cave

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A Stirring of Air S 
Achilles S 
Air Patrol S 
Brenna S 
Doctor's Orders S 
Dry Doctor (aka Buzzworm) S 
Duck A Day S 
Durban Poison S 
Fluff Boy S 
Lever Action (not Downdraft) S 
Mariscos Lambada (aka Gook-a-nook?) S 
No Risk No Fin S 
Peaceful Revolution S 
Pistola S 
Pump Action S 
Rehab S 
Straight Man S 
Suck It and See S 
Wedding Streak S 
Winter's End S 

The Sno-Cone Cave  


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Description 

This diminutive (by Rifle standards) cave actually comprises the first climbing area on the right once past the Hatchery land. The cave itself offers two super-steep 5.13's, while the jumbled-up walls further left offer routes in the 5.8-5.12 range in a nice, quiet venue away from the road and the crowds.

Getting There 

The Sno-Cone cave is just downriver and across the stream from the Arsenal, about a mile up from the Canyon mouth. Park on the right in the shady picnic area or just up the road at a large, rectangular pull-out on the right next to the stream.

From the upper (east) end of the picnic area, cross a make-shift bridge over a water hole and plod through the reeds (tick-infested in the Spring) to the cave, which will be on your right once you hit the cliff band.

Climbing Season



Weather station 13.8 miles from here

20 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',4],['5.11',4],['5.12',4],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Sno-Cone Cave:
Mariscos Lambada (aka Gook-a-nook?)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Air Patrol   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
No Risk No Fin   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Brenna   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Wedding Streak   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Winter's End   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Suck It and See   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Lever Action (not Downdraft)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Pistola   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Pump Action   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Dry Doctor (aka Buzzworm)   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Fluff Boy   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For The Sno-Cone Cave
Andrea heading into the crux on the first ascent.

No Risk No Fin 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CO : Rifle Mountain Park : The Sno-Cone Cave
First route to the left of Mariscos Lambada. Watch out of the rotten bank at the start. Other than that, it is a good route on good stone that will clean nicely after a little travel. Interesting power crux to gain the fins and a nice stem....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
Jul 2, 2013
A huge thanks to Mike Schneiter for all his hard work developing the rest of the left side of this zone!