Wind Cave Room Names - N



Named By


N'Sync, The


Matt Reece, Marc Ohms A small pit or "sink" that connects Aguileras Attic with Britneys Boudoir. Named after the popular teen band, N'Sync. In keeping with the teen rock group theme of the area.
Napoleons Tomb


A large breakdown block that resembles Napoleon's tomb. Located in the start of Browns Canyon.
Nasal Passage


Jack Trossell A tight crawlway that you almost have to scrape your nose off to get through.
Nasbys Dome


Alvin McDonald
Natural Bridge Room

Natural Dump


Alvin McDonald, Frank and Walter Stirling
Natural Entrance


Tom Bingham, Jesse Bingham Refers to the entrance found in 1881 by Tom and Jesse Bingham.
Nature In Bloom


Alvin McDonald
Nave Junction


Rod Horrocks, Chris Ingebretsen Passages radiate off this low room like "spokes from the hub of a wheel", thus the name.


Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer, Myk Coughlin


Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer, Myk Coughlin


Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Noah Daniels


Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer, Myk Coughlin


Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer, Myk Coughlin


Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer, Myk Coughlin


Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer, Myk Coughlin


Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer, Myk Coughlin


Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer, Myk Coughlin


Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer, Myk Coughlin
Near Ice


Jim Nepstad, Bill Hawn, Bob Phillips, Steve Lester, Steve Smith A puddle of water.
Nebraska Dome


Alvin McDonald, M.E. Crookam, Willie Crookam, George Lee
Necessary Evil


Evan Anderson, Bruce Albright, Hazel Barton, Paul Burger This is one of the few drops in Wind Cave that actually require a rope. It is a 45-foot rope drop into the Lunatic Fringe.
Needle Nook


Jim Nepstad, Kevin Frasier, Greg Nepstad, Darren Ressler A series of low rooms with false floors and millions of gypsum needles.
Needles Highway


Max Manzur, Becky Ward, Wes Allen, David Coles The NH (Needles Highway) survey.
Never Again Climb


Max Mazur, Mike Mazur, John Coyne A difficult climb on the BHA survey.
Never Goes


Jim Nepstad, Darren Ressler, Bill Rodgers A crawl that started underneath a false floor near the end of the Elephant Trunk and led to 700+ feet of cave. Jim had commented before they entered the crawl that false floors never go anywhere.
New Beginnings Room


Rod Horrocks, Quincy Bahr, Rosie Bahr As the new cave specialist, Rod took on this area as his first project in Wind Cave, thus the name. The room had candle stubs and string probably dating from the Alvin McDonald era. Alan Howard began the survey into this room in 1962, but didn't finish it.
New Orleans Passage


John Scheltens, Chris Hill The NO or New Orleans survey.
New Proportions


Rod Horrocks, Karen Henker, Billie Myers Karen was the only person on the survey team that was able to fit through the sub 8" squeeze leading into this room. She stated that she was only able to fit because of a recent diet she had been on, thus the "new proportions". The "new" keeps with the them of the area (the New Beginnings and New Throne Rooms).
New Realities


Jim Nepstad, Stan Allison, Bob Kobza After passing several large virgin leads on their survey, Jim declared that Wind Cave now had a "new reality", with big going passages in multiple directions.
New Throne Room


Rod Horrocks, Derek Nelson, Bina Vanmali Named after Rod found a nice flat rock to sit down and sketch. This room was found off of the New Beginnings Room. Named to keep the "new" theme going. Rob Richardson first discovered the room on August 11, 1957 and left his name on the ceiling in the soft corrosion residue.
New York Elevated Railroad


Newkys Plunge


Jason Walz, Stephanie Graham, Adam Newkirk Named after the nickname of one of the surveyors (Adam) that slipped and fell 14 feet at this site.
Newspaper Room


Andy Flurkey, Chris Hill Old newspaper, left behind by the McDonalds or Stablers in the 1890s, is scattered around this room. Rediscovered in December of 1971.
Nice Hummers

Named because the huge boxwork fins hum when someone yelled.
Nice Ice


Bill Hawn, Bob Phillips, Steve Lester, Steve Smith, Jim Nepstad, Bob Kobza A crystal encrusted pool.
Ninas Cavern


Alvin McDonald, Elmer McDonald, J.D. McDonald, George Stabler
No Forgivness Pit


Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Jim Wilson, Tim Moreland A 20-foot pit.
No Forgiveness Pit


Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Jim Wilson, Tim Moreland A 20-foot pit.
No Kidding Hall


Jason Walz, Sara Booth, Ben Hutchins A survey shot in this passage was 77 feet long with no side passages, "no kidding".
No Thru Streets


John Scheltens, Dave Springhetti, Mike Wiles So named because its passages do not lead to anywhere.
No Way Crawl


Jim Pisarowicz, Shaun Larson A tight crawl with an elusive breeze but there is no way that a person could continue on in this passage. Discovered at the end of a very frustrating day of exploring.
No! Don’t! Stop!

Noahs Beard


Alvin McDonald This large display of gypsum resembles an old man's beard. Surveyed by Alan Howard in 1963.
Nobel Prize, The


Jim Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz Large room off of the Super Conductor (the discovers thought that they will surely be given a Nobel Prize for this discovery).
Nokay Coral


Mike Wiles, Carl Bern, Jeff Goben Located parallel with the OK Coral, this was not "OK", thus "nokay". It also had lots of brachiopods fossils.
Nook Room


Bob Kobza, Jim Nepstad, Warren Netherton, Mike Paulick
North Dressing Room


Alvin McDonald
North Room


L.C. Faris, Frank Halden, Charlie Roe The northern most room on the tour trails. This area was probably first entered before 1884, but this date is the earliest written record for the room. This room has also been called the Bridal Chamber because of a wedding held in this room.
Northwest Area


Northwest Territory


Stan Allison, Paul Burger, Doug Kent Large room (100' x 100' x 40' high) and passage area just northwest of Southern Comfort.
Not Real Room


Chris Amidon, Valoree Varick, Tom Jarvela A passage named because the surveyors found lots of evidence of an unused N.O.L.S. survey (NR) and lots of yellow flagging and because there was lots of room in this passage.
NSS Loop


Jim Nepstad, John Scheltens During the 1988 NSS Convention held in nearby Hot Springs, the Club Room Recreation Route was expanded so it made a loop through the Winding Stair and Boxwork Chimney. The route was then renamed the NSS Loop. That recreation route was returned to the original route in the 2007 Cave and Karst Resource Management Plan.
Nuclear Winter Room


A small room with a pit in the floor and calcite-covered floors.
Nudist Colony


Dave Schnute, Herb Conn, Jan Conn Dave thought that this room with its multiple leads was more fun than a mosquito in a nudist colony.
Nursery Exhibit


Alvin McDonald


Dave Schnute, Herb Conn, Jan Conn They decided that the number of geodes in this area meant it was the area where Soilcreeps hatch (mythical cave creatures known as Hodags in other parts of the country). These creatures (calcite coated projections) are said to constantly grab at you, ripping your clothes or drop rocks on your head.
Nursery Exhibit


Alvin McDonald


Rick Banning, Andy Flurkey
Nutcracker, The


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