• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room Names - U

Room

Date

Named By

Explanation

Udder Room

04/10/1993

Max Mazur, John Coyne III, Mike Mazur
Ugly Crawl

07/28/1984

John Scheltens, Dave Springhetti A nasty 25-foot long crawl with air movement.
Ultraville

10/12/2002

Jason Walz, Mike Wiles, Noah Daniels A nice room beyond the "Fabulous Path" that has lots of frostwork and is on the western edge of the cave.
Unclimbable Pit

11/23/1991

Stan Allison, Paul Burger, Bob Kobza, Jim Erickson A drop Paul jumped into a large virgin room he wanted to name Leap of Blind Faith (named Blind Faith). Bob and Stan rescued him via the Rescue Route after several hours of searching for another way around the pit.
Under Hill and Dale

05/30/1992

Jim Nepstad, Stan Allison, Mike Wiles, Myk Coughlin Bob had often heard the phrase, "Over Hill and Dale". This time he noted that they were "Under Hill and Dale".
Unicorn Crawl

08/14/2004

Chris Amidon, Eric Amidon A crawl with a pendent that resembled a unicorn head.
Union College

07/03/1891

Alvin McDonald, M.E. Crookam, Willie Crookam, George Lee A large room on the Candlelight Tour Route originally known as the "College" by Alvin McDonald.
United Commercial Travelors Chamber

<1901

United Nations Room

09/07/2001

Rod Horrocks, Peter Kayser, Tobby Hait, Bjoern Zindler The room was named because the survey was the UN survey and the United Nations had been in the news a lot lately.
University Heights

<1898

A high fissure passage on the Candlelight Tour Route.
Up Skinny Bop

Uporium, The 06/23/2007 Rod Horrocks, Ericka Merten, Emily Hiatt, Elizabeth Anderson This roughly circular room had a round dome in the ceiling that reminded Erika of the Uporium in San Francisco.
Upper Road D

12/15/1984

Jim Pisarowicz, Warren Netherton This fissure passage has both an upper and lower component. The passage is named after Assistant Chief Naturalist (and Cave Specialist) Kay Rohde (pronounced Upper "Row-D").
Upper Rome

The western extension of Rome.
Upper Specimen Route

02/18/1891

Alvin McDonald, J.M. Moore In this part of the cave the McDonald and Stabler families mined frostwork and popcorn to sell to tourists.
Urinal Passage

07/24/1972

Mark Stock, Andy Pilarski, Mike Francik

Did You Know?

Natural Entrance of Wind Cave

Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.