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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'
PMT 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
PMS 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch
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'
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Drunken Monkey 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b CO : Rifle Mountain Park : The Nappy Dugout
Drunken Monkey takes the right-angling crack on the right side of the cave and continues over a small roof/bulge at 40 ft. This route reminds me of the limestone routes in Slovenia where once you get up on your feet the bolt spacing doubles or triples. To get things going, power out the crack for a dozen feet and at the dog-leg jog back left on very sizable jugs. This sector looks like it should be easy, but it is in fact very pumpy, and this is not a friendly Indian Creek crack - it's very shar...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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