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5000 Candles in the Wind T 
Backdoor Man S 
Branching Out S 
Executioner, The T 
If and Only If S 
Implements of Destruction S 
New Beginnings  T 
Number of the Beast, The S 
Rat Dance T 
Ride Around the Block T 
Soaked in Sin T 
Tanuki T 
Two in the Pink T 
Uncertainty Principle , The T 
Unshackled S 
Zed's Dead T 

The Dungeon Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 39.5168, -105.3962 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Mike Morin on Oct 12, 2012


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This wall hosts a handful of long, mixed, trad, and sport lines. Plan on bringing a light rack. The wall stays shady until mid afternoon (some routes all day), and some of the routes remain dry in a downpour. While the rock is not as good as what is found in the Tan Corridor, the climbing is quite fun. The routes should improve with more traffic. For now, I'd say it's 4 star movement on 2 star rock. Bring a helmet and enjoy.

Getting There 

Follow the Climber Access trail past the Permission Wall, and take the spur for the Tan Corridor/Dungeon. Hang a left at the first cliff you encounter, and follow that trail. Once you are at a obvious left switchback, stay right and follow cairn's to the base of the steep wall. The trail is well signed.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.1 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Dungeon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Dungeon:
The Uncertainty Principle    5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Unshackled   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Implements of Destruction   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Backdoor Man   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
New Beginnings    5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Two in the Pink   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Zed's Dead   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Branching Out   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
If and Only If   5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
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Featured Route For The Dungeon
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting into the crux.

Branching Out 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  Colorado : South Platte : ... : The Dungeon
This route is 80 feet of pure pumpy bliss! Start just left of New Beginnings, and climb up and left through some 12- climbing to get to a huge jug. From there, trend up and left on mostly jugs to encounter a midway crux that is probably 12+ on its own. This route builds in pump the higher you climb until reaching a great rest towards the top. Rest up on the ledge, and keep it together for some fun 11- moves just below the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

Photos of The Dungeon Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Steepness of The Dungeon.
The Steepness of The Dungeon.
Rock Climbing Photo: Close up of the Dungeon.
BETA PHOTO: Close up of the Dungeon.

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By Monty
From: Golden, CO
May 27, 2013
Snagging the FA of Zed's Dead in the Dungeon:
By Sam Latone 1
Jun 4, 2017
Does anybody know some routes in The Dungeon stay dry in the rain?
By Monty
From: Golden, CO
Jun 4, 2017
If it's only a light rain, most off the routes stay dry. However, if it's a full on downpour, the only route that stays dry is Tanuki.

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