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Elevation: 7,350'
Location: 39.9749, -105.2922 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: George Bell on Jun 3, 2002

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  • Description 

    Rising out of Bear Canyon are the crags "Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum" as in the Jack in the Beanstalk nursury rhyme. There is one more crag in the line, and this crag became known as "Dum". The summit of Dum is a cool place to hang out, it is an enormous flat boulder somehow lodged 200' SE of the summit of Dinosaur Mountain. It is nearly as high as Dinosaur Mountain and has a better view to the east.

    Near the summits of Dum and Dinosaur Mountain, you will run into Flatiron Closure signs (2002). Although this crag is not listed as closed in the open space web site, I believe the North Ridge of Dinosaur Mountain is closed and this may include the summit of Dum.

    Getting There 

    Follow the Mallory Cave trail past the cave and up to the col west of the Box. At this point Fum is just south of you, and Dum is NW. The trail continues (less distictly) up a steep section to the col between Fum and Dum (this is the easiest way to the summit of Dinosaur Mountain). Alternatively, it is perhaps easier to reach the base of the east face of Dum from the Porch Alley Trail. The base of this face is only 100' south of the SW corner of the Back Porch.

    Climbing Season

    For the Central area.

    Weather station 2.9 miles from here

    3 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Dum

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dum:
    Fumbledeedum   4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b     Trad, 10 pitches, 2000'   
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    Featured Route For Dum
    Rock Climbing Photo: East face from Fum.

    East Face/Dum 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c  Colorado : Flatirons : ... : Dum
    The best part about this route is the view from the summit. Start at the lowest point of the east face. There are many trees low on this face and a lot of lichen and pine needles, making it a bit unpleasant. The nearby east face of the Dreadnaught is cleaner.Romp up the face. On the upper half, the path of least resistance is a crack/gully in the upper part of the face, although it is certainly possible to stay more on the face. Wander up to the summit ridge, and then scramble up to the tab...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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