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5000 Candles in the Wind T 
Backdoor Man S 
Branching Out S 
Executioner, The T 
Implements of Destruction T 
New Beginnings  T 
Number of the Beast, The S 
Rat Dance T 
Ride Around the Block T 
Soaked in Sin T 
Tanuki T 
Uncertainty Principle , The T 
Unshackled S 
Zed's Dead T 

The Dungeon Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 39.5168, -105.3962 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Monty, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Mike Morin on Oct 12, 2012

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This wall hosts a handful of long, mixed, trad, and sport lines. Plan on bringing a light rack. The wall stays shady until mid afternoon (some routes all day), and many of the routes remain dry in a downpour. While the rock is not as good as what is found in the Tan Corridor, the climbing is quite fun. The routes should mprove with more traffic. For now, I'd say it's 4 star movement on 2 star rock. Bring a helmet and enjoy.

Getting There 

Follow the Climber Access trail past the Permission Wall, and take the spur for the Tan Corridor/Dungeon. Hang a left at the first cliff you encounter, and follow that trail. Once you are at a obvious left switchback, stay right and follow cairn's to the base of the steep wall.

Climbing Season

For the Staunton Rocks area.

Weather station 9.1 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Dungeon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Dungeon:
The Uncertainty Principle    5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
New Beginnings    5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Branching Out   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For The Dungeon
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling into the crux.

Branching Out 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b  CO : South Platte : ... : The Dungeon
This route is 80 feet of pure pumpy bliss! It almost feels as if you're climbing at Rifle, but the holds aren't polished. Start just left of New Beginnings, and climb up and left through some 11+ climbing to get to a huge jug. From there, trend up and left on mostly jugs to encounter a midway crux that is probably 12c on its own. This route builds in pump the higher you climb until reaching a great rest towards the top. Rest up on the ledge, a...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Steepness of The Dungeon.
The Steepness of The Dungeon.
Rock Climbing Photo: Close up of the Dungeon.
BETA PHOTO: Close up of the Dungeon.

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By Monty
From: Golden, CO
May 27, 2013
Snagging the FA of Zed's Dead in the Dungeon:

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