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Elevation: 4,076 ft 1,242 m
GPS: 34.06769, -116.14277
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Shared By: Vernon Stiefel on Apr 8, 2003
Admins: Greg Opland, Mike Morley, C Miller, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Gunkswest
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The Dunce Cap is an impressive monolithic pluton in the eastern most reaches of the North Wonderland. The Dunce Cap (5.10c) is one of several recorded routes on this rock and potential for more FAs exists. The sheer north face, extending over 200' in height, consists of discontinuous cracks, extensive flake systems, a wide dihedral, and shallow depressions in undulating patterns. The southwest wall is only half as high as the north face but promising FAs are also present.

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One approach to this crag is to follow the North Wonderland Trail which begins at Key's Corner through washes to the Willow Hole. Continue east over small boulders through a narrow drainage that eventually connects with a broad north - south wash that meanders into Rattlesnake Canyon. The Dunce Cap is about 1/4 mile south of this point and easy to distinguish by a large right-leaning pillar on its northeast side.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Dunce Cap

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
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The Dunce Cap
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad 3 pitches
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