The Nappy Dugout Rock Climbing
Dugout indeed. 2015 was a GREEN year.
The shady cave of The Nappy Dugout can be a welcome respite from the heat in the rest of the canyon, and it seldom sees any sun at all. This steep area is host to about a dozen routes most being very steep. Difficulty runs the gamut from 5.10c to the Rifle test piece, Lung Fish, at 5.14a. Overall rock quality is quite good and most routes can be done with a 50 meter cord. Route numbering begins from the left with Family Unit as # 1. This route just catches the left edge of the cave.
The Nappy Dugout has easy access. Park as for the Wasteland. Walk into the Wasteland and pick your way right to the end of the wall. About 100 ft right, and via a trail, is the cave of The Nappy Dugout. A few routes can also be found right of the cave itself and out in the sun.
Weather station 13.8 miles from here
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Nappy Dugout
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Nappy Dugout:
PMS 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch
Ivory Tower 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For The Nappy Dugout
Mr. Cranky Pants 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Colorado
: Rifle Mountain Park
: The Nappy Dugout
Another new addition to Rifle, Mr. Cranky Pants climbs featured, sometimes hard-to-read gray limestone with mostly big holds to a crux where the rock turns to textured orange limestone. The crux seems easiest when staying left instead of going out right via an alternate way. If you go out right, plan on finding a way to delicately traverse back left while above your last bolt. Finish on great stone to the anchor. ...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
BETA PHOTO: The "moderates" at the Nappy Dugout. Iv...
By Anonymous Coward
May 8, 2005
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