Well-Dunn Wall Rock Climbing
This area is a testament to one man's vision, and the power of glue. Established by John Dunn, this small cave features chossy rock climbing at its best. Although the routes in this cave are highly manufactured, they are also extremely entertaining. If you can overlook some ethical issues, and simply enjoy the movement and challenge that these routes offer, you will have a great time here. If not, don't bother.
The routes tend to be short (40 feet), very steep, and powerful, with lots of two finger pockets. Although the routes have cleaned up well, the surrounding rock is still quite chossy, so beware of falling rock when the climber falls or strays from the line. With the exception of the Bride of Frankenstein
, most of these route are rarely repeated, so bring a brush and expect to do some cleaning.
Like the Arsenal and the Wicked Cave, this area can get very humid and buggy. It also gets lots of morning sun. If it rains heavily, this cave tends to seep.
Also, be sure to bring a tarp or rope bag because this area has a strange white dust that clings to ropes, and then forms a residue on the inside of GriGris, making it impossible to feed rope. If this happens, simply wet a rag and wipe it out.
Approach the Wicked Cave, and then walk left for about 50 yards along the wall until you head up a small hill. The Well-Dunn Cave is at the top of this hill.
Climbing Season For the Rifle Mountain Park area.
Weather station 13.8 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Well-Dunn Wall:
Marry Me 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
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Sleestak Love 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a CO
: Rifle Mountain Park
: Well-Dunn Wall
Sleestak Love ascends a very pretty blue streak on the left flank of the Well-Dunn Wall.Climb easy choss for 20 feet, until you reach better stone. Weave your way up the ever steepening wall, scanning for pockets and edges, and execute the crux just below the chains.With some traffic, SSL will definitely clean up and become an excellent route. Unfortunately, since it's practically in the Land of the Lost, this may never happen....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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