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Routes in The Nappy Dugout

Drunken Monkey S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Families Are Forever S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Family Jewels S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Family Unit S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Fossil Family S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Fringe Dweller S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Frizzle Frye S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Geriatric Journey S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Ivory Tower S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Kingfisher S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Lung Fish S 5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Mr. Cranky Pants S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
PMS S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
PMT S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Perfect Gun, The S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Z Man S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport
FA: Mike Downing
Page Views: 282 total, 1/month
Shared By: Pinklebear on Dec 11, 2001
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Kingfisher is a lone, quiet route downstream and right of the Nappy Dugout, just across the gully from the dirt cone where PMS and Ivory Tower ascend. It climbs directly up the center of a cool, rectangular face capped by a small roof and a Rifle-special dark brown headwall.

The first clip is hard, so you may want to stick clip it. Crimp your way up the ever-steepening face to a wild series of karate chop moves through the bulge.

Perhaps the least-traveled good route of its grade at Rifle.

Protection

10 quickdraws.

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Halley13
Boulder, CO
 
Halley13   Boulder, CO
 
Quite possibly the BEST under climbed route in the canyon! Go climb this thing! It's super fun!!! Aug 21, 2016
I agree something must have broken. There is a large chalky block on the ground. Seems hard for the grade, and not that fun. You can see a large undercling jug in the bulge in the picture above that is no longer there. Sep 17, 2008
Aeon Aki    
 
Someone told me a hold broke on this route and it is now harder. This was the first time I'd been on it so I don't know for sure, but it certainly felt tough. Sep 2, 2008
A beautiful climb offering some peace from the scene at Rifle. Nice technical, balancey climbing for the first 2/3rds on sharpish crimps, followed by really cool bulge moves. One of my favorites in the park, a must do for the grade. In the fall, this is one of the prettiest climbs due to lots of golden colored aspen trees around it. Aug 21, 2004