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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room Names - G

Room

Date

Named By

Explanation

G String, The

11/18/1987

Jim Pisarowicz, Darren Ressler, Jim Nepstad, Bob Kobza Darren Ressler was checking a lead off this junction and returned to say that "it Goes, and Goes, and Goes" (?).
Gallery

05/05/1893

Alvin McDonald, John Stabler
Garden Gate

10/19/1964

Dave Schnute, Herb Conn, Jan Conn A climb that requires the caver to climb up one side and then immediately to climb down the other side. Named because it was the approach to the helictite bushes.
Garden of Eden

07/07/1891

Alvin McDonald An area of the cave with much frostwork and cave popcorn.
Garden of Eden Landing

<07/13/1995

The middle elevator landing where the Garden of Eden Tour begins.
Garden of Gods

03/20/1892

Alvin McDonald, G.A. Stabler J.D. McDonald, E.L. McDonald A beautiful area with rounded arched roofs.
Garden Wall - Giants Coffin

<1898

A wall-like feature and breakdown block probably destroyed by trail construction activities.
Garganells Castle

05/27/1984

Jim Pisarowicz, Mike Babbitt, Warren Netherton Garganell is the villain in the Smurf cartoons. The Smurf Path leads to Garganel's Castle.
Garganells Dungeon

06/08/1984

Jim Pisarowicz, Warren Netherton, Karen Rosga Garganell is the bad guy in the Smurf TV show. This room is under Garganell's Castle. Reached by way of Smurf Path.
Gargoyle, The

<5/3/1984

Gas Chamber, The

02/11/2006

Carl Bern, Larry Shaffer, Derek Wolfe A large room named because everyone on the survey team that discovered the room had gas that day.
Gastropod Gallery

08/25/1990

Jim Nepstad, David Anderson, Lottie Hufford An area with many fossil gastropods in the ceiling, walls, and floor.
Gastropod in Boxwork

08/18/1971

Nelson (Rebel)Kuniansky, Steve Nordstrom, John Scharres A gastropod (snail) is perfectly bisected by a piece of boxwork in this area. Located in the ceiling near BB26.
Gateway Hall

10/19/1964

Dave Schnute, Herb Conn, Jan Conn A large chamber that is the "gateway" to the lakes route. A fault has been located in this room which seems to separate the lakes passage from the other parts of Wind Cave.
Gawd-Awful Crawl

12/02/2000

Jim Wilson, Eric Dutton, Tim Moreland A tight and nasty crawl.
Gendarme Room

<1974

Geode Hall

11/29/1890

Alvin McDonald, J.D. McDonald On Alvin McDonalds third exploration trip after breaking through the Devils Lookout barrier, he explored from the Hospital to Geode Hall.
Geodes Away

12/15/1986

Jim Pisarowicz, Bob Kobza A passage with many geodes sticking out of the walls.
Georges Junction

05/29/1974

A junction of two calcite jungle passages.
Gerbil Jam

12/28/2002

Evan Anderson, Derek Wolfe, Matt Juth, Stephanie Juth A tight spot in the passage.
Geres Dome

<1893

Alvin McDonald
Ghost Lake

10/13/1979

John Scheltens, Ken Allgier, Mike Wiles An area which looks like it was at one time a small lake but is now dried up.
Ghost of a Lost Opportunity

Ghost of She

<1898

A white pendant (?) on the ceiling of the Bachelor's Quarters and across from the Devils Punchbowl that resembled a ghost.
Ghost Riders Gulch

12/26/1981

John Scheltens, Dave Springhetti, Mike Wiles Being a cowboy, John wanted a western theme name.
Giants Causeway

08/06/1890

Alvin McDonald Just past the Methodist Church on the Historic Route. It resembles the basalt attraction on the coast of Ireland.
Giants Causeway

08/06/1890

Alvin McDonald Just past the Methodist Church on the Historic Route. It resembles the basalt attraction on the coast of Ireland.
Giants Net

<1893

Alvin McDonald
Giants Stone Quarry

<1892

Alvin McDonald Large breakdown blocks on the floor in this room look like they have been quarried. Early tours use to stop and sit on these blocks. The "Giants" part of the name was added by the CCC.
Gilla Bite Cutoff

Gilla Head

11/18/1991

Tom Shelby, Spore Meuwissen, Kreg Hamburger, Picter Wycoff, Michael Longo, Doug Pflugh A pendant that resembles the head of a gilla monster. Is station BFL16.
Ginsu, The

12/13/2003

Evan Anderson, Steve Lester, Shawn Kramer Named because of the sharp fins of boxwork hanging down from the ceiling of a crawlway, that shreds cavers as they try to pass, like a Ginsu Knife.
Ginsu Alley

12/21/2004

Jason Walz, Larry Shaffer, Don Anderson A narrow lower level fissure with sharp projections that slowed the survey team.
Glacier, The

<1893

Alvin McDonald Flowstone flow located on the Cork Screw Path stairs on the Garden of Eden Tour.
Gladstone Monument

<1893

Alvin McDonald
Gladstone Rigamorole

06/19/2007

Chris Amidon, Abby Tobin, Alison Carlyle, Erin Niedringhaus The resurveyors found a Sunday Chicago Herald dated October 28, 1894 in this room that had an article that discussed Gladstone, a British Prime Minister and his foreign affairs.
Globe Theatre

01/18/2005

Rod Horrocks, Alexis Brooks, Ari Juhala, Amy Juhala A round room that is as high as it is wide that has an upper balcony that reminded the surveyors of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
Gnarly Route, The

12/08/2007

Rod Horrocks, Roger Harris The floors of this 27-foot diameter room are covered with boxwork cemented to the floor that rips and tears at anybody who tries to travel over it.
Gobi Desert

10/27/1986

Jim Pisarowicz, Bob Kobza, John Scheltens The floor of this passage looks like sand ripples in the desert.
Golden Rope Room

04/18/2002

Rod Horrocks, John Scheltens, Steve Baldwin, Jason Walz A 50-foot diameter room named for the 16" gypsum rope coiled on a ledge along the north wall of the room and because of a 1890's newspaper heading with the words, "Golden Days" found in the center of the room.
Golden Way

09/26/2000

Rod Horrocks, Brad Oen Rod Horrocks lost his wedding band in this passage while resurveying it. The explorers also hoped that this passage would lead to whole new areas in a nearby blank area of the map (a vain hope).
Gollums Den

07/01/1981

Phil Dodge, Tom Sheehan, Mary Laycock, Mike Laycock A small room named after the character "Gollum" from J.R.R. Tolkin's book The Hobbitt.
Gonadular Cave

05/25/1987

Jim Pisarowicz, Darren Ressler, Karen Rosga, Curt Budeker Some of the features in this part of the cave looked like gonads.
Gong, The

02/07/1987

Good Karma Room

03/14/1992

Verne Carlson, Kevin Smith, Steve Smith, Becky Ward A 40-foot high room with good leads heading in two directions.
Gordon Falls

<2/6/1987

Gordons Worm Hole

07/27/1979

Phil Dodge, Bill Holmes, Jim Lindley A small 8"-high squeeze.
Gore Hole

11/11/2000

Evan Anderson, Derek Wolfe, Shawn Kramer Named while the 2000 presidential election tie-up between Gore and Bush was going on in Florida. The passage is a large slanting alcove off the NH/RN survey.
Gorilla Box

02/08/1997

Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer Hazel found a passage with lots of corrosion residue (gorilla snot) on the walls, usually an indicator of airflow and more passage. It didn't go, thus the "box" name.
Gotham City

09/12/1992

Stan Allison, Dave Springhetti, Harry Burgess, Paul Burger An area near Cosmos with lower-middle level passages with strange, contorted shapes that reminded the surveyors of Batman's Gotham City.
Grade D Crawl

06/15/2004

Chris Amidon, Sarah Petite, Ajax Dalman, Vickie Siegel A miserable crawl that is as bad for humans as grade D meat is.
Grafitti Room

<10/7/1984

Grand Army of the Republic Hall

06/1899

Soldiers Reunion Originally named "Fallen Flats", it was renamed during the Soldiers Reunion in Hot Springs. The dedication was attended by 96 veterans. For awhile, G.A.R. Hall had a monument where veterans left their name, company, and regimental designation. It was thought that "breastworks and stockades" could be seen in the ceiling of this room. When the room was renamed the Assembly Room, the monument was removed.
Grand Avenue

<1893

Alvin McDonald
Grand Canyon Alvin McDonald The rope drop past the Devils Lookout that leads into the only lower level cave in this area.
Grand Central Station

<9/14/1991

Grand Opera

<1898

Also known as the Opera House.
Grand View

07/12/1891

Grandmother’s Goose

<1893

Alvin McDonald
Granite Boulder Room

09/24/1984

Jim Pisarowicz, Warren Netherton A room past the Wretched Hole.
Graveyard

1978

Janice Hodgkinson, Sue Mooney, Mike Pautiati, Jack Throssell A series of deadend crawls.
Grease

11/23/1991

Stan Allison, Paul Burger, Bob Kobza, Jim Erickson A large area with a thin mud coating.
Great False Alarm

10/27/1986

Jim Pisarowicz, Bob Kobza, John Scheltens This area of the cave has many false floors. As Bob was mapping this passage the floor broke away under his feet. Luckily the drop was only 2 feet. In other areas nearby the drop would have been 30 feet or more.
Great Green Ball Pit

12/23/1984

John Scheltens, Dave Springhetti
Great North Passage

10/27/1986

Jim Pisarowicz, Bob Kobza, John Scheltens A north trending fissure passage.
Great Relief Hall

03/21/2006

Jason Walz, Peggy Renwick, Ben Currens A room that was large enough for one member of the group to use their pee bottle.
Grecian Bend

<1901

A low ceilinged area before the Second Crossroads. This has been enlarged for the tour route.
Green Door

06/07/1986

Jim Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz, John Scheltens The passage out of the Green Room.
Green Door, Beyond the

06/07/1986

Jim Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz, John Scheltens A passage beyond a real tight squeeze after the Green Door.
Green Room

06/07/1986

Jim Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz, John Scheltens The ceiling in this room has a flat chert bed that is green.
Greyhound

Groaning Passage

12/11/1993

Pat Jablonsky, Sandy Kraemer
Groove, The

1968

Dave Schnute, Herb Conn A slot down the center of this tight passage gives it its names.
Grove House

02/09/1991

Ed LaRock, Berry Berg, Mike Behn Mike named this room with numerous side leads after a house he lived in in Illinois that had lots of doors in it.
Grunt & Groan

10/30/1985

Heidi Grengg, Jim Pisarowicz, Fred Roberts, Lars Virbeck What one has to do to get through this passage.
Grunt Hole

11/26/1981

J. Hazzen, Mike Laycock, Mary Laycock A small hole on the BI survey.
Guides Discovery

02/19/1891

Alvin McDonald, J.M. Moore An area of the cave discovered by Alvin McDonald, the "first" cave guide of Wind Cave.
Gyp-n-Crack Floor

Gypsum Alley

07/01/1981

Phil Dodge, Tom Sheehan, Mary Laycock, Mike Laycock A crawl with lots of gypsum.
Gypsum Flower Cul de Sac

06/13/1992

Steve Smith, Kevin Smith, Becky Ward A crawl with gypsum flowers that ends in a breakdown choke with a slight wind going through it.
Gypsum Flower Paradise

02/09/1991

Skip Withrow, Doug Kent, Jim Wilson, Mike Frazier A dead end passage with lots of gypsum flowers.
Gypsum Flower Pot

07/12/1973

John Scheltens, Don Coons, Alvin McLane A small room off the main survey with many gypsum flowers.
Gypsum Mummy

<1901

An unknown feature in the Garden of Eden Room.
Gypsum Palace

07/14/1981

Phil Dodge, Judy Hazen, Pickut W. Kittelson Large quantities of gypsum needles and flowers can be seen in this room.
Gypsy Road

11/16/1991

Jim Nepstad, Bob Kobza, Stan Allison A large but windy passage with unbelievable amounts of gypsum crusts, flowers, and crystals everywhere. Also named because Bob is Bohemian (Gypsy).
Gypsum Javelin

05/09/1992

Randy Macan, John Williams, Becky Ward, Max Mazur Max named this six-inch long gypsum needle protruding out of the wall at eye level. It had the diameter of an angle hair pasta.

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