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Welcome to Rifle Canyon and Rifle Climbers Coalition!
Rifle Mountain Park, aka 'Rifle Canyon', aka 'Rifle', is a unique climbing area in the heart of Colorado's high country. It is a special crag on any applicable scale for its incomparable beauty and a choice of aesthetic and hard climbing routes. Climbers will find here the highest concentration of difficulty per single linear mile and one of the friendliest climbers' posses in the world.

Rifle Climbers Coalition is a community-based, non-profit organization representing climbers and managing all climbing-related issues. While you enjoy climbing in Rifle, please respect park regulations and adhere to local community's respectful conduct toward the canyon.

RMP Climbers Rules of Conduct
Rifle Mountain Park is the property of the city of Rifle. Climbing activities are allowed under the condition that climbers respect park regulations.

  1. Entry Pass - All visitors must buy a daily or season pass.
  2. Camping - Always pay for your site. This is not included with pass.
  3. Dogs - Dogs must be on a leash. This is Rifle City Park law.
  4. Trash - Please pick up trash. Keep campsites and crags clean.
  5. Parking - Park at designated areas only. Be considerate of others, park tight.
  6. Project Wall - Don't belay from the road and avoid standing on the road.
  7. Driving - Drive slow and obey posted speed limits.
  8. Kids - Supervise and be considerate of other climbers.
  9. Music at the crag - Play music from headphones instead of speakers.
  10. Top Ropes - Remove your rope when not in use so others can climb the route.
  11. Trail Maintenance and Trees - Do not cut down vegetation. Please let the RCC know if trail or bridge maintenance is needed.
  12. Permadraws/Fixed Gear - Do not add permanent fixed draws. Any new permanent hardware must be approved by the City of Rifle and RCC.
  13. Nylon/Aluminum quick draws - Remove all old quick draws and take your project draws down before the season ends.
  14. New Routes & Rebolting - Do not change original bolt locations or add bolts. All new routes and hardware must be approved by RCC and the City of Rifle. Work should only be done when the canyon is quiet, not on busy weekends or when picnickers are present.
  15. Guides, Schools, and Businesses - A permit and proper insurance is required. Contact Rifle Parks and Recreation for more information.

RMP Entry and Camping Fees
New routes, linkups, extensions - last 2 seasons
Events 2018

This website is not a guide to Rifle Canyon. RCC is NOT taking responsibility for the inaccuracy of route information. We encourge you to buy an appropriate guidebook  or to download a corresponding mobile app where you will find all detailed information. Rock climbing is a dangerous sport. Climb safely and responsibly!