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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.
13 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Nappy Dugout:
Mr. Cranky Pants 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
PMS 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch
PMT 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Ivory Tower 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Fossil Family 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Drunken Monkey 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
Kingfisher 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
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The Perfect Gun 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b CO : Rifle Mountain Park : The Nappy Dugout
This is a pumpy route and receives one star (worth doing but nothing to write home about) in the Western Sloper Rifle Mountain Park guide by Dave Pegg. My friends, Mark and Keegan, may disagree, as this was their project in the summer of 2005. The route starts with a steep undercut followed by some very technical moves leading above the trees to the anchors.I remember this being fun for everyone, as it was in the shade and cast bright green colors on the wall as the sun shined through the trees...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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