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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 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
PMS 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch
PMT 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Ivory Tower 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Fossil Family 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Drunken Monkey 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
Kingfisher 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
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Ivory Tower 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CO : Rifle Mountain Park : The Nappy Dugout
Climbing commences here following nine clips up a steep gray-streaked "slab" that is the Ivory Tower and terminates atop another pedestal with just enough room for you (and perhaps one small farm animal) to stand, relax, enjoy the view and drop your rope into the lowering station.This stellar climb has two places where chalked holds lead you leftward away from the bolts, then bring you back right into the bolt line. It seems the first of the two wanderings was unnecessary as a brief, but perhap...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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