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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+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
PMS 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch
PMT 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Ivory Tower 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Fossil Family 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Drunken Monkey 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
Kingfisher 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
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Fossil Family 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a CO : Rifle Mountain Park : The Nappy Dugout
On the left side of the Nappy Dugout is Fossil Family. It's recognized by its first three bolts (homemade and shared with Family Unit) and by the right-trending and upward (of course) discontinuous seam that comprises its upper half. Climb up to the third bolt, then move up and right along the seam for three more clips, passing a rooflet near the sixth bolt, to a two bolt anchor. STELLAR, power-sapping climbing on good holds adds up to a super-fun climb worthy of many stars. Afte...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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