• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room Names - B

Room

Date

Named By

Explanation

Baba Fats

11/09/1991

R.A. Brame, Jon Hartman, Josh Kanthrowitz, Kelly Morrison, Graham Wadds
Baby Elephant

<1893

Alvin McDonald
Bachelors Quarters

1892

Alvin McDonald Named for the thin coating of dust or dirt that covers all the breakdown in this room. "As dirty as a bachelor's room". Also known as the Marble Quarry or Workman Hall (A.O.U.W.) (Association of United Workingmen).
Back Door, The

<1953

Back In Minnesota Passage

11/23/1990

Matt Kramar, Randy Waslien?, Rich Ness
Back Room

1962

Alan Howard A large Upper Middle Level Room.
Back Room

1962

Alan Howard Moonmilk has the consistency of cottage cheese in this area. The Windy City Grotto cavers made <8" high "snowmen" out of this moonmilk with matchsticks for arms. They were "cleaned" up by a NOLS group.
Back Stabber

03/31/1987

Jim Nepstad, Darren Ressler A very tight lead with a breeze and back stabbing popcorn.
Backstreet, The

02/24/2001

Matt Reece, Marc Ohms A passage named after the Backstreet Boys, a very popular teen rock group of the time. The passage was a "backstreet" off the NN survey .
Bad Boy Dome

02/10/2007

Jeff Goben, Barb Smith, David Lambert, Marty Klaus
Bad Breath Pit

06/20/1993

Jim Nepstad, Art Palmer, Peg Palmer, Stan Allison, Bob Kobza An 8-foot deep pit that blew air back in the surveyors face.
Bad Lands

<1891

Alvin McDonald?
Bagel Ballroom

11/02/1987

Jim Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz, Darren Ressler Two rooms discovered by Nepstad where everyone ate bagel sandwiches (these tough pieces of bread are well suited to the harshness of being carried all day in a caving pack).
Bagel Bowl

11/02/1987

Jim Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz, Darren Ressler Walking passage off the bottom of the Bagel Hole.
Bagel Hole

11/02/1987

Jim Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz, Darren Ressler This hole is in the floor of the Bagel Ballroom.
Bagel, The

<04/10/1993

Baker Street

11/1982

Mike Scholl, Dan Swenson, NeNe Wolfe The southern continuation of Wall Street/
Balcony Room

Ball Room

<1953

Ballot Box

11/11/2000

Evan Anderson, Derek Wolfe, Shawn Kramer Named while the 2000 presidential election tie-up was going on in Florida. This area had a bunch of corners and alcoves to check out.
Banana Hole

08/01/1971

Chris Hill, Nelson Kuniansky, Steve Nordstrom, John Scharres
Bandana Pit

09/14/1996

Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Jim Wilson, Tim Moreland
Bandshell

08/18/1990

Steve Baldwin, Stan Allison, Mary Laycock An upper level passage that has a rounded shape that reminded the explorers of a band shell.
Bandshell Bypass, The

12/14/2002

Rod Horrocks, Mike Hanson, Jay Kennedy, Dan Wray A easy bypass that provides a way around the difficult climb into the Bandshell.
Barking Spider Room

04/14/2001

Mike Hanson, Rod Horrocks A reference to the common caver joke of explaining the sounds emitted by a caver who has gas. This was a problem with one member of the group on this trip.
Barnacle Straights

05/09/1992

Paul Burger, Bob Kobza, Stan Allison An amazingly straight lower level passage near the Canyon that has a 3"-4" calcite coating similar to that found in Jewel Cave.
Barren Chambers

03/1891

Alvin McDonald, J.D. Davis
Base Camp 1

07/1964

John Scheltens Served as a base camp for the 1970 Windy City Grotto Expedition.
Base Camp 2

08/1971

Chris Hill Site of the 1972 Windy City Grotto expedition base camp. Located near the Master Room and Half Mile Hall, which were discovered the year before.
Basement

<1974

Basement

07/02/1974

Cindy Brome, Janine LeRoy, Less Talbot, Chuck Ward Located at the bottom of a 25-foot pit.
Basket Room

01/24/1970

Ed Crawford, Jens Munthe, John Pollack Large lead on the way to Atlas Underground Hemp Works.
Basketball Room

08/?/1971

Don Coons, Les Lewis, Rish Breisch
Bat Alley

04/24/1981

Todd Cedarholm, Keith Mader, Steve Matson, NeNe Wolfe The crawlway is near the natural entrance and bats have been seen flying down this passage.
Bat Scratch Fever

11/02/1990

Jim Nepstad, Mary Laycock, Stan Allison Upper level cave with lots of bat scratches in the ceiling.
Battle of the Bulge

11/11/2000

Evan Anderson, Derek Wolfe, Shawn Kramer
Bayberry Candle Room

1964

Dave Schnute, Herb Conn, Jan Conn In this room Dave burned a bayberry scented candle for light during lunch. Resurveyed by Andy Flurkey, Dave Larson, Bill Mixon, Bill Wiener on 12/1971.
BB Room

04/12/1991

Stan Allison, Jim Nepstad, Dina Venezky BB stands for Bob's Birthday.
BBC Alcove

05/06/1987

Jim Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz Big Beautiful Crystals (BBC) in this small room.
BD Chimney

12/12/1987

Steve Dunn, Ed LaRock, Jim Pisarowicz, John Scheltens A 40-foot chimney on the BD survey.
Be Careful Passage

05/09/1992

Stan Allison, Paul Burger, Bob Kobza A fragile area with boxwork that had to be crawled through.
Beacon Heights

07/02/1891

Alvin McDonald
Beacon Light

<06/01/1893

Beacon Street

11/16/1981

Ach Harrison, Eric Hosek, Nancy Taylor, Greg Wright A mazy area.
Beanery, The

06/03/1984

Mitchel Frey, Warren Netherton, Jim Pisarowicz, Karen Rosga Warren Netherton and Jim Pisarowicz were living in the Bunkhouse in the park and they always brought a pot of beans to the potlucks.
Beauty Parlor

06/05/1884

L.C. Faris, Frank Halden, Charlie Roe An area with a red, sandy, micaceous clay bank associated with paleofill. In the 1890's this clay was sold to women who used it as ruse. Probably named by the McDonalds. Also known as Red Hall.
Bed of Nails

07/27/1993

Stacy Smyth, Greg Sweitzer, Bonnie Ann Burnett, Greg Finnof Small pocket containing icicle-like quartz deposits.
Bed Room

06/23/1892

Alvin McDonald, J. Coldvion, A.J. Vagg, H.D. Worst
Bed, The

10/09/1993

Steve Lester, Alex Fong, Evan Anderson A large breakdown block that resembles a bed near AIV6.
Bedroom

06/12/1985

Larry Johnson, Jim Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz, Darren Ressler. On one wall of this room the bedding planes were very distinct.
Bedroom

<02/1891

Beehive

<02/1891

Alvin McDonald
Belgian Waffle

1983

A dead-end low flat area located below Columbian Hall. Named during a N.O.L.S. expedition.
Beil Tunnel

02/11/2006

Jason Walz, Amy Bern, Sara Booth Named for a town in Switzerland in honor of Holloch Cave, since Wind Cave was passing it in length.
Belfry, The

<1893

Alvin McDonald
Belltower, The

01/19/1987

Joe Austin, Mike Bailey, Chris Gerow, Karen Rosga A 40-foot climb into the top of a dome.
Belly Acher

09/25/1988

Steve Baldwin, Jim Nepstad
Belly Crawl Falls

11/30/1988

Jim Nepstad, Darren Ressler, Bill Rodgers A 30-foot pit entered from a belly crawl.
Benjamin Greenstein Memorial Squeeze

04/16/1980

Steve Matson, Dan Sonis, Clark Wallis, Jan Gelfand, Ben Greenstein, Jodi Johnson A tight crawl first negotiated by National Outdoor Leadership School (N.O.L.S.) student Ben Greenstein.
Bens Squeeze

04/16/1980

Dan Sonis, Clark Wallis, Jan Gelfand, Ben Greenstein, Jodi Johnson A tight squeeze named during a N.O.L.S. expedition.
BePaDoBeDe Room

08/14/1972

Tom Bean, Jim Palmer, Phil Dodge, Behur, Joe Decker Named after the first two letter in the last names of every one on the trip.
Berlin Crawl

02/21/2006

Bonny Armstrong, Eric Grunwald, Jason Walz This crawlway was named in honor of Andre Baumeister, a German researcher who refused to go through the crawl on an earlier exploration trip. After the crew surveyed through the crawl, the name came up because of its similarity to 'Berlin Wall'.
Berlye Heights

07/09/1891

Alvin McDonald
Berma Shave

12/22/1999

Hazel Barton, Dan Lins
Bermuda Dreieck

03/02/2006

Dorte Wolfkuhler, Andre Baumeister, Jason Walz Room named by Dorte for the area of Bochum, Germany that she currently lives in. It translates to 'Bermuda Triangle'.
Bern Tunnel

02/11/2006

Jason Walz, Amy Bern, Sara Booth Named for a town in Switzerland in honor of Holloch Cave, since Wind Cave was passing it in length that day.
Betternpokneye Crawl

12/09/2000

Rod Horrocks, Chris Ingebretsen This series of upper middle level bellycrawls was deemed to be slightly "better than a poke in the eye" by the surveyors, thus the name.
Beyond Nasty

05/06/1987

Jim Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz A particularly painful climb.
Beyond the City

08/11/1992

Stacy Smyth, Randy Brown, Mary Laycock, Linda Gentile, Lisa Engleman 1894 Chicago Tribune newspaper was found all around this area.
Big Buddha Room

06/18/2000

Marc Ohms, Renee Rogers, Sammi Langendorf Named after a 6-foot high, 10-foot diameter sediment cone undernearth a dome.
Big Butt Canyon

06/29/1991

Paul Burger, Jim Nepstad, Stan Allison

A narrow canyon near Mystic Lake where Paul had trouble getting his butt through.
Big Butt Crawl

12/18/1987

Jim Pisarowicz, John Scheltens, Mary Laycock, Dennis Shreves A narrow crawl where you would not want to have a big butt. Jim had recentely listened to a rap song called the "Big Butt".
Big Cheese, The

04/13/1996

Evan Anderson, Hazel Barton, Mark McVey A pit that is actually a vent.
Big Dark

05/08/1993

Steven Smith, Bill Hawn, Doug Kent, Evan Anderson
Big Fish

04/09/2005

Rod Horrocks, Sara Booth, Duff McCafferty, Eric Kurth A room that spans four parallel fissures that was named because cavers are like fisherman in that they always want to tell about the big one they found. In this case, the big room that a more detailed search proved was already partially surveyed (but unnamed).
Big Harrys Place

08/1971

Nelson Kuniansky, Steve Nordstrom, John Scharres A large pit first descended in August, 1971.
Big Mac Canyon

10/02/2001

Rod Horrocks, Jeff Dwyer, Melissa Adle, Dixie Hemingway A narrow fissure named after a geode (at UN52) that resembled a McDonald's "Big Mac" sandwich .
Big Sky

02/17/1989

Jim Nepstad, Darren Ressler, Bob Kobza, Marc Lamhere A 40 x 60 foot room with a 25-foot ceiling at the top of the Toxic Waste Dump climb. Named after Darren's dream from the week before where he dreamed he had discovered a new entrance that came out in Montana, Big Sky country.
Big Sky Room

02/17/1989

Darren Ressler, Jim Nepstad, Bob Kobza, Marc Lamphere A 30-foot diameter room with a 30-foot ceiling.
Bile Duct, The

02/10/2001

Dennis Laird, Bruce Albright, Greg Glazner, Stuart Marlat
Billies Room

11/06/1965

Bill Pressley Sr., Billy Pressley, Philip Lynch, Tom Keller, John Murphy A 30' x 40' room with thousands of active soda straws discovered during a Colorado Grotto survey trip.
Bills T

11/30/1988

Jim Nepstad, Darren Ressler, Bill Rodgers A T junction with leads heading in both directions. Named after the point man, Bill.
Billys Room

04/23/1981

Beth Bellman, Todd Cedarholm, Corrin Crawford, Keith Gorges A 12-foot high room at ND8.
Binkies Loft

05/17/1991

Mike Paulick, Stan Allison, Jim Nepstad, Bob Kobza Named because Binkie (Mike) found this high overlook into the Club Room.
Binkies Room

02/09/1991

Jim Nepstad, Mike Paulick, Bob Kobza, Louise Hose Named after Mike was asked to name the room and he came up with Binkie. This became his nic-name ever after.
Bird Cage

09/22/1996

Jim Pisarowicz, Karen Rosga, Darren Ressler, Mary Laycock
Birthday Bubble Room

04/12/1991

Stan Allison, Jim Nepstad, Dina Venezky
Birthday Cake

01/05/1980

John Scheltens, Dave Springhetti, Mark Stock A flowstone formation. John Scheltens' birthday is 5 January and Dave Springhetti's is 7 January.
Bishop Fowler Loop

1891

Alvin McDonald The name "Bishop Fowler" is written into the soft limestone above the passage that goes into this route through the cave. Bishop Fowler was a prominent figure in the Methodist Church. He helped establish the Black Hills College in Hot Springs.
Bishop Fowlers Retreat

<1901

Named for Bishop Charles Henry Fowler, a prominent figure in the Methodist Church. It is a large room opposite the Cathederal on the Historic Tour route. The name was later changed to "Bishop Fowlers Cathederal" and later shortened to "the Cathedral". The northern half of the room was once known as Capitol Hall.
Bishops Gaze

<1893

Alvin McDonald?
Bismarcks Bake Oven

<1893

Alvin McDonald
Bison Bone Borehole

Coyote Cave
Bite, The

04/05/1991

Martha Kubicek, Doiug Pflugh, Tom Shields, T?m Sulser A slim crack going down from GBC5.
Bittersweet

07/19/1994

Jim Nepstad, Stan Allison, Bob Kobza A large room (250' x 30' x 50') scooped by Jim Nepstad, Stan Allison, and Bob Kobza after the discoverers of Necessary Evil reported walking through some moonmilk in Blizzard Boulevard. This turned out to be a bypass around the extremely fragile Blizzard
Bittersweet Canyon

<05/13/1995

A canyon to the north of Bittersweet.
Black Arrow Room

09/05/2006

Rod Horrocks, Alexis Brooks, Eric Dodd A carbide or soot arrow was found in the ceiling of this room, which is along the Bishop Fowler Loop.
Black Beauty

08/18/1970

Chris Hill, John Scheltens A black helictite.
Black Hills Diamonds

<06/01/1893

Alvin McDonald
Black Lung Room, The

02/10/2001

Dennis Laird, Bruce Albright, Greg Glazner, Stuart Marlat
Blackmers Slide

03/07/1905

Alvin McDonald This name was written on the ceiling of this 15-foot long sloping tube. The name is mentioned in Alvin McDonald's diary as being on the Castle Garden Route.
Blacksmith Shop

12/29/1890

Alvin McDonald, Professor Nike
Blanca Navidad

<07/04/1999

Blarney Stone

Bleeding Heart

12/1971

John Scheltens, Chris Hill, Andy Flurkey A flowstone deposit which has been stained red by iron minerals. A pool is associated with it.
Bleeding Liver

07/1964

Dave Schnute, Herb Conn, Jan Conn An area with red-colored flowstone off of Omnibus Hall. Named, but not surveyed by the Conn's in 1964. Surveyed by Rod Horrocks, Graham Hogg, Rainer Engler, and Dave Fairfield on 8/3/01.
Blind Faith

11/23/1991

Stan Allison, Paul Burger, Bob Kobza, Jim Erickson One of the largest rooms in the cave (100' x 200' x 60-foot ceiling). It may be the largest when volume is considered. It has massive flowstone deposits. First entered by Paul, who jumped 15 feet down into the room by the Unclimbable Pit doing the "Leap of Blind Faith". Paul was rescued hours later.
Blind Pit

11/25/1988

David Gerboth, Matt Kramar, Mark Wickham
Blizzard Boulevard

07/19/1994

Evan Anderson, Bruce Albright, Hazel Barton, Paul Burger A delicate passage with lots of white moonmilk.
Bloody Fingers

12/02/1986

Bob Kobza, Jim Pisarowicz Some red streaks on the wall resemble streaks left by bloody fingers.
Bloody Hell

07/28/1986

Jim Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz At this point Jim Nepstad got a bloody nose while mapping this passage.
Bloody Nose, The

12/10/1994

Evan Anderson, Doug Kent, Paul Burger
Blowhole Entrance

07/1972

Rich Breisch, John Piccininni, Steve Smith Once explored as a separate cave (Blowhole Cave), this entrance to Wind Cave was connected to the main cave on October 27, 1984. It breathes in the fashion of the historic entrance, but about 40% as strong. Also known as the Snake Pit Entrance.
Blue Bayou Avenue

07/14/1981

Phil Dodge, Judy Hazen, Pickut W. Kittelson The boxwork in this low, wide room has a blue color to it-similar to the Blue Grotto. Also lots of small, bluish crystals in the ceiling.
Blue Diamonds

05/05/1893

Alvin McDonald, John Stabler
Blue Grotto

07/03/1891

Alvin McDonald, M.E. Crookam, Willie Crookam, George Lee. On the Candlelight Tour Route, it was named for the bluish, manganese stained boxwork on the walls and ceiling.
Blue Grotto Loop

A developed trail that extends from the Three-Way Stairs to the Second Crossroads, via Pearly Gates Junction, on the Candlelight Tour Route.
Blue Moon Bakery

01/18/1992

Darren Ressler, Michelle Youngquist Named after a bagel bakery in Silverthorne, CO, where caving bagels were born. The room in bagel shaped and has some blue boxwork.
Blue Nose Room

08/01/1971

Chris Hill, Nelson Kuniansky, Steve Nordstrom, John Scharres
Blue Silk Bowers

05/23/1997

Abby Wines, Jim Pisarowicz, Sarah Billig, Kelly Mathis
Bluehose

08/01/1971

Chris Hill, Nelson Kuniansky, Steve Nordstrom, John Scharres
Bobs First Dump

05/01/1988

Jim Pisarowicz, Shaun Larson, Darren Ressler, Bob Kobza Named because Bob had to create a "buritto bag" for his first time in a cave at that spot (a buritto bag is a couple of "ziplock" type of bags used to store solid human waste and tolit paper).
Bobs Toilet Pit

07/01/1972

Nelson Kuniansky A 90-foot deep pit discovered in July, 1972. On the TP (Tolit Paper) survey.
Bochum Station

10/30/2002

Jason Walz, Seth Spoelman, Barry Oost, Jessica Weinman Keeping with the German naming theme in the area, they named this junction after a German researcher's school.
Body Grabber

12/30/1971

Chris Hill, Dave Springhetti, Lee Tierney A really tight passage with boxwork that grabs one's clothing as you try to get through.
Body Grabber Bypass

04/09/2005

Jason Walz, Peggy Renwick, Sean Foster, Dan Foster A crawlway that bypasses a tight squeeze named the Body Grabber.
 
Bogli's Doghouse

02/11/2006

Jason Walz, Sara Booth, Amy Bern Named for Alfred Bogli who was the preliminary explorer at Holloch Cave. Since Wind Cave past Holloch in length, Alfred Bogli is in the doghouse now.
Bonapartes Retreat

07/11/1891

Alvin and C.S. McDonald, C.F. McBride
Bone Pit

Bone Stones

06/06/1981

John Scheltens, Pete Shiflet This pile of loose rock resembles bones, giving the area its name.
Bone Zone

12/26/1982

Ken Allgier, John Scheltens, Dave Springhetti, Mike Wiles The walls and ceilings of this area of the cave have the appearance of bones. This is typical of many caves and these areas are often called bone yards (i.e. Carlsbad Caverns).
Bonk Pit

05/06/1987

Jim Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz A 30-foot pit where Jim Nepstad attempted to throw a tape up to Jim Pisarowicz, when it fell down, bonking him on the head.
Bonneville Salt Flats

1972

Windy City Grotto An area of cave with low, flat crawls over calcite coated floors.
Bonnie Anns Bone Breaker

07/24/1993

Stan Allison, Jim Nepstad, Bob Kobza, Stacy Smyth A very tight, sharp, dog-legged slot between JG39 and 40. Named after Bonnie Ann Burnett.
Bonos Boneyard

01/10/1998

Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer
Bonos Morgue

01/10/1998

Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer
Bonsai Boulevard

05/28/1987

Jim Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz, Darren Ressler, Dennis Shreves Weird boxwork in this area that looks like "Bonsai Trees".
Boob Room

04/20/1991

Ed LaRock, Barry Berg, Mike Behn, Win Wright
Boob Tube

05/1982

N.O.L.S. students This pit, which connects to Wall Street, was named by a National Outdoor Leadership School (N.O.L.S.) survey.
Boob Tube Chute

<5/15/1984

Booby Tarp Dome

06/15/2004

Chris Amidon, Sarah Petite, Ajax Dalman, Vickie Siegel A dome with two large chert slabs precariously balanced at the top.
Booker Avenue

<1893

Alvin McDonald
Boot Heal Room

<11/07/1983

Rich Brame, Ben Hicks, Kevin McGowan, Greg Wright Named during a N.O.L.S. expedition.
Boot Heel

<1984

A room with a boot hill placed on a ledge in the wall.
Boot Room

05/02/1992

Andy Flurkey, John Scheltens, Ed LaRock, Mike Behn
Bottomless Pit

<06/01/1893

Alvin McDonald A pit in Milliners Avenue that has a small hole in the bottom that used to be deeper, but now is plugged. Rocks apparently bounced down this hole giving it the impression of great depth.
Boulder Canyon

04/23/2002

Rod Horrocks, Dennis Laird, Stacy Tostrup, Darren Wells This southwestern wall of this canyon passage is composed of large breakdown blocks. In some areas, extensive breakdown mazes exist between this canyon and the higher LS borehole survey.
Boulder Passage

04/08/1891

Alvin McDonald, J.L. Downs A passage between the Guide’s Discovery & the South Dressing Room. Alvin named this passage because of a "conglomerate of block flint, lime boulders & red keel, (keel is a kind of stone that is rarely visible on the surface of the Earth)".
Boulder Room

04/14/1982

Roy Lahti, Kathy Harrison, Carl Grundstrom, Steve Matson A room with boulders on the floor. Survyed by a NOLS survey party.
Box Cutter Room

02/09/2008

Rod Horrocks, Roger Harris, Duff McCafferty This middle level room has hard calcified floors with boxwork and spiky protrusions that ripped the surveyors up.
Box Turtle Room

07/01/2003

Rod Horrocks, Chris Amidon, Meredith Dreyer Named for some round boxwork pods in the walls and a flowstone feature that looks like a turtle.
Boxwork Chimney

08/23/1964

Dave Schnute, Herb Conn, Jan Conn The Conns first looked down this drop on 08/23/64, but didn't survey it until 08/30/64. The name is derived from the first 40-foot drop in this route to the lower level of Wind Cave is very tight and boxwork-lined. Two more drops following this go down an additional 40-60 feet. Although the last two drops are not boxwork-lined, the three drops are known collectively as Boxwork Chimney.
Boxwork Column

09/15/1979

John Scheltens, Dave Springhetti, Mike Wiles A floor to ceiling column covered with boxwork is located in this area of the cave.
Boxwork Hall

1978

N.O.L.S. students
Boxwork Nursery

08/10/1995

Louise Hose, Aaron Bire, Dave Lester
Boxwork Quarry

09/09/1995

Rod Horrocks, Nick Myers, Matt Truitt, Belinda Fox A 30-foot diameter room discovered by Rod Horrocks, Nick Myers and Matt Truitt on an earlier survey trip to the Roman Candle Room area. It has huge sections of boxwork that have apparently fallen off the ceiling naturally.
Brachdown Room

10/14/2006

Andrea Croskrey, Amy Bern, Srdjan Pajic There are brachipod fossils in the paleofill in the ceiling of this room.
Breached Birth Canal

09/09/1995

Louise Hose, Dave Lester, Jodie Cottier, Michael Bush
Breakout Pit

08/17/1980

Phil Dodge, Gordon Messling, Rod O'Sullivan, Chuck Bertsch A 15' deep fissure that led to some extensive upper middle level cave, including the Artifact Room.
Breckenridge Gallery

<1893

Alvin McDonald
Breezeway

07/01/1981

Phil Dodge, Mike and Mary Laycock, Tom Sheehan This low crawl often has a very steady breeze moving through it.
Brick A Brach

05/14/1994

Evan Anderson, Bruce Albright, Hazel Barton, Paul Fowler
Bridal Chamber

06/05/1884

L.C. Faris, Frank Halden, Charlie Roe A wedding was held in this room giving the room its name. Early guides told how a girl was married here that promised her parents that she would not marry the young man in question anywhere on the face of the earth. Now called the North Room. Other weddings have taken place in the Odd Fellows Hall (11/09/1896) and the Garden of Eden (1920).
Brides Chamber

<06/01/1893

Alvin McDonald
Bridge of Sighs

<1901

Three sets of stairs leave from this point in the cave along the tour trail. Also known as the Three Way Stairs.
Bridges, The

11/16/1991

Jim Nepstad, Stan Allison, Bob Kobza An area with bedrock bridges spanning the passage.
Britneys Boudoir

02/24/2001

Matt Reece, Marc Ohms A 25-foot diamteter room named after Britney Spears, a very popular teen rock star at the time. In keeping with the theme of the area and using the same starting letter for each word "B B".
Brocolli Bend and Blow

09/07/2004

Chris Amidon, Vickie Siegel, Karen Henker Named because all of the cavers were vegetarians, they had to bend in the squeeze, the passage blew wind, and the shape of the passage reminded them of the strange shape that one could bend overcooked broccli.
Broken Buttress Room

03/14/1992

Randy Brown, Rich Wolfert, Dave Lester, Dave White
Broken Pottery Floor

12/15/1979

Andy Flurkey, Norm Pace, John Scheltens The floor of this room consists of dried mud which looks like the area is covered with broken pottery.
Brooklyn Bridge

<04/27/1984

Brophys Crawl

<1893

Alvin McDonald
Brown & Ugly Passage

?/1981

John Scheltens, Mike Kopriva, Sue Kopriva, Andy Flurkey The BU survey, the "Brown and Ugly" survey.
Browns Canyon

08/1973

Lester Lewis, Mark Stock Named after Robert Brown the director of the 1959 National Speleological Society expedition to Wind Cave.
Brown Sky Room

02/10/2007

Rod Horrocks, Ken Geu, Duff McCafferty, Roger Harris An upper level room, the highest level in the Walking Sticky Maze, that had sticky muddy floors and great potential but quickly ended in clay plugged passages. The room was discovered by the surveyors.
Brunnhildes Delight

07/03/1974

James Palmer, Philip Dodge, L.P. Talbot, B.P Wa?, Bill Holmes A small crawl named after Richard Wagners character, Brunnhilde.
Bryans Dump

02/13/1993

Jim Myers, Bryan Smith, Carl Pagano, Magary Beterur?, Don Broeker
Bryce Canyon Causeway

04/09/2005

Jason Walz, Peggy Renwick, Sean Foster, Dan Foster A long lower level fissure named after a bowl shaped shelf covered with 1 1/2" tower coral.
BS Horror Hole

04/11/1992

Dave Lester, Bryan Smith, Bob Stucklen Refers to the horrible time that Bryan Smith (BS) and Bob Stucklen (BS) had squeezing through a tight grabby squeeze located between the Xerox Room and a parallel room.
Bubble, The

1962

Alan Howard An area of the cave that looks like a gigantic bubble.
Bucking Horse Canyon

07/01/1972

Andy Flurkey, Nelson Kuniansky, John Scheltens This large canyon passage was the first major breakout from Half Mile Hall. The name was chosen because John was a cowboy and wanted to pick a name with a western theme. The exposed 100-foot climb is one of the more significant climbs in the cave.
Buddhas T

06/12/2004

Chris Amidon, Sarah Petite, Ajax Dalman A "T-shaped" junction that the surveyors had to ponder for awhile over the lineplot and the survey they encountered.
Buffalo Gap

1963

?

Named after "Buffalo Gap", the place where the buffalo travel into and out of the Black Hills. This area is a junction between the route to the Club Room and the route to the Lakes. Found in 1963 by Dave Schnute and Herb and Jan Conn but not named by them.
Buffalo Skull

07/06/1974

Mike Brinkmeyer, Cindy Brome, Janine LeRoy, Tom Miller One of the pieces of boxwork in this area looks like a buffalo skull.
Bull Run

11/18/1987

Jim Pisarowicz, Jim Nepstad, Darren Ressler, Bob Kobza A straight running passage where one feels like a bull in a china shop because there is so much crunchy boxwork and the limestone is so weathered.
Bungalow

12/07/2004

Jason Walz, Peggy Renwick, Larry Shafer The surveyers of this passage found two small houses (1" x 2") carved out of soft stone with the initials "MF", apparently from the Windy City Grotto days?
Bunkhouse

05/27/1984

Mike Babbitt, Warren Netherton, Jim Pisarowicz All three of the initial explorers of this room lived in the park house called the Bunkhouse. At the time of the discovery, it was believed that the Bunkhouse was located directly above this room in the cave.
Buried Alive

11/07/2006

Jason Walz, Seth Spoelman, Erin Niedringhaus Seth disappeared into a small hole in the floor of this room and it looked like he was "buried alive".
Burleigh Heights

Burnt Biscuit Room

1963

WICA Seasonal Rangers A room off of the Second Crossroads containing a pothole with layered clay.
Burnt Pine Tree Forest

Bush Gardens 09/20/1980 John Scheltens, Dave Springhetti Named for some fantastic helictite bushes found in this area.
Bushed

01/19/1991

Stan Allison, Bob Kobza, Jim Nepstad A major helicite bush area. Bushes up to 3½ feet tall some coated with dogtooth spar can be found here.

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