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The Dungeon Rock Climbing 

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Location: 42.06768, -113.70523 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jason Young on May 4, 2012
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This area is on private property and is subjected to access issues. Please be cognizant of any sign that preclude its use!


This short section of rock can be seen from the road on a formation that is across the road from Elephant Rock and to the right (south) of Electric Avenue. It is west facing so it is sunny in the afternoon/evening. Steep rock with interesting features.

Getting There 

Park on the east side of the road between Elephant Rock and the turn-off to the Twin Sisters. Walk northeast to the obvious steep and patina covered overhang that is very close to and facing the road.

Climbing Season

For the City of Rocks area.

Weather station 15.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Dungeon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Dungeon:
Ball and Chain   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 50'   
The Heretic   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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The Heretic 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  Idaho : City of Rocks : The Dungeon
This is a fantastic sport climb that was WAY ahead of its time. The rock is perfect, and the moves are elaborate, unusual, and hard. I didn't detect any chipping or other "funny business" on this route, which means it's probably the hardest "natural" route at the City/Castles.Start about 10 feet left of the dihedral under a small roof that guards a blunt prow. This contrived, but fun start includes an inconsequential crux gaining the face above the roof--think "outside the box". After getting...[more]   Browse More Classics in Idaho

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