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Shared By: Taylor Roy on Sep 17, 2008
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

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.

Getting There

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Well-Dunn Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 11
I'm Sorry
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 17
Marry Me
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 6
Charleston Choss
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 13
The Bride of Frankenstein
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
I'm Sorry
 11
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Marry Me
 17
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Charleston Choss
 6
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
The Bride of Frankenstein
 13
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
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