The shady cave of The Nappy Dugout can be a welcome respite from the heat in the rest of the canyon, and it seldom sees any sun at all. This steep area is host to about a dozen routes most being very steep. Difficulty runs the gamut from 5.10c to the Rifle test piece, Lung Fish, at 5.14a. Overall rock quality is quite good and most routes can be done with a 50 meter cord. Route numbering begins from the left with Family Unit as # 1. This route just catches the left edge of the cave.
The Nappy Dugout has easy access. Park as for the Wasteland. Walk into the Wasteland and pick your way right to the end of the wall. About 100 ft right, and via a trail, is the cave of The Nappy Dugout. A few routes can also be found right of the cave itself and out in the sun.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Nappy Dugout:
Mr. Cranky Pants 5.10a Sport, 1 pitch, 65 feet
PMT 5.10c Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
PMS 5.10c Sport, 1 pitch
Ivory Tower 5.11a Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Fossil Family 5.12a Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Drunken Monkey 5.12b/c Sport, 1 pitch
Kingfisher 5.12d Sport, 1 pitch
Lung Fish 5.14- Sport
Featured Route For The Nappy Dugout
Z Man 5.10b CO : Rifle Mountain Park : The Nappy Dugout
Climb a slightly wandering line on gray limestone that turns to beautiful, textured orange rock at the top. Z Man is mostly moderate climbing with one hard pull at 2/3 height. There are a lot of good holds on this route, but it is sometimes hard to find them. Look for the chalk, move your feet, feel around, and you should find them.Z Man was named for my new son Zeke, born a few days before I cleaned and bolted this line in a flurry of energy....[more] Browse More Classics in CO