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]
Classic Climbing Routes in Well-Dunn Wall
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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'
Featured Route For Well-Dunn Wall
The Bride of Frankenstein 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a CO
: Rifle Mountain Park
: Well-Dunn Wall
The Bride of Frankenstein is the most popular route at the Well-Dunn Wall. Highly manufactured, and totally overrated in the guidebook, this route is all about power endurance. Start on two small crimps, and follow a line of sequential pockets up to an obvious pod about 15 feet up. Breifly shake out, and then push through the second half of the difficulties making harder and harder moves until you reach a hand jam under the roof. Pull the bulge, throw in a kneebar, and then crank out the 12b...[more] Browse More Classics in CO