Wind Cave Room Names - H



Named By


Habeus Corpus


James Wilson, Tim Moreland, Howard Bartlett, Srdjan Pasic'
Haggis Hall


Dennis Laird, Bruce Albright, Greg Glazner, Stuart Marlat
Hairball Crawl


Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer A crawl that had big balls of gypsum hair on the floor that prevented continued exploration of the crawl.
Hairy Hooter Room


Evan Anderson, Hazel Barton, Shawn Kramer A double mound of calcified silt covered with gypsum hair.
Half-Mile Hall


Andy Flurkey, Chris Hill, Bob Reinstatler Originally known as "Half-Mile Haul", this 2800 foot long passage's name was changed because the project director didn't feel that "Haul" was appropriate.
Hallelujah Trail


John Scheltens, Dave Springhetti, Ken Allgier, Ed LaRock, Marvin Zaske The passage that connected the Snake Pit Entrance to Wind Cave.
Hallucinogenic Hall


Paul Burger, Stan Allison, Dina Venezky, Bob Younger
Handle Hold Pit


Chris Hill A pit which, fortunately, has a handle shaped hold right at its top.
Handle Hole


Hanging Rock Chamber


Alvin McDonald?
Happy Hollow


Jim Pisarowicz, Greg Nepstad, Jim Nepstad A large upper level room. Everyone on the trip was happy to discover such a large "hollow."
Happy Route


Jim Nepstad, Greg Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz This was the route from Happy Hollow across the "fault" to the western side of Wind Cave. It was only the second in-cave east to west route discovered after the Spillway (20 years earlier).
Hard Hat Area


Jim Nepstad, Darren Ressler, Bill Rodgers A crawl where Darren knocked a very large section of wall crust squarely onto Jim's helmet. The hard hat saved him.
Hard Scrabble Avenue


A passage located between the Rookery and the Opera House. Apparently named because of the extensive trail construction, filling, and grading that had to be completed in this area.
Harmon Den


Chris Amidon, Abby Tobin, Alison Carlyle, Erin Niedringhaus A small town in North Carolina that Erin had never been too. She felt that she had finally been there after visiting this small passage.
Harmony Chimes


Alvin McDonald


Chris Hill A straight passage where long survey shots were taken.
Have Your Cake


Chris Amidon, Erin Niedringhaus, Abby Tobin, Kristen Schulte The point that the survey crew stopped to celebrate Kristen's birthday with some cheescake and a recording of Wagner's "Flight of the Walkyrie's".
Hawk, The


Darren Ressler, Jim Nepstad, Coleen Walte, Erik Major
Hay Day Room


Jim Nepstad, Darren Ressler, Bob Kobza, Marc Lamphere A large room named after Bob had exclaimed that they were having a "hay day" in the cave.
Haystack Hollow


John Scheltens, Don Coons, Alvin McLane Mounds, looking like "haystacks", can be found in this area.
Headquarters of the TK


Alvin McDonald


Jim Nepstad, Bob Kobza, Stan Allison A 30-foot diameter room where evidence indicated that a stream one entered.
Heartbeat Hall


Dave Lester, Rich Wolfert, Kirk Haley A tight bellycrawl where the surveyors heard their heart beating in the confined quarters.
Heathers Fissure Room


Shawn O'Day, Marie Buzzard, Scott Buck, Heather Pullen A low ceilinged room.
Heidis Raft Room


Heidi Grengg, Jim Pisarowicz, Fred Roberts, Lars Virbeck A room first entered by Heidi Grengg with calcite rafts all over the walls and rocks of the room. It was Heidi's first survey trip.
Height of Fame


Alvin McDonald, Willie and M.E. Crookam, George Lee
Helictite Forest


Rick Banning, Andy Flurkey A small room with an abundance of helictites.
Helictro, The


Heidi Grengg, Jim Pisarowicz, Fred Roberts, Lars Virbeck Named for all the small helictite bushes along one wall of this passage.
Hemingway Room


Todd Cederholm, Rich Riski, Loure Wolfe, Birgitta Meade, Kathy Raymond
Hen Peck Pit


Bryan Smith, Linda Gentile, Randy Brow, Stacy Smyth
Herbert Avenue


Alvin McDonald
Hi Hopes


Dave Lester, Jamie Sherer, Margie Robinson, Steve Petruniak A 20-foot climb into an upper level lead in a fissure.
Hidden Chamber


Alvin McDonald
Hideout, The


Michael Longo, Cassa Hadley, Jenny Kuhlman, Jason Soll, Tatt Mauszewski, Ken Andrews A room named by a NOLS survey party.
Hieroglyphic Dome


Rod Horrocks, Vickie Siegel, William Stone A series of moonmilk runners following cracks on the walls of this upper level dome resemble Egyptian Hieroglyphics.
High Hopes


Rod Horrocks, John Scheltens, Steve Baldwin A dome that corkscrews 54 feet above the Attic. The surveyors had "high hopes" for the area. They found a signature by Alvin McDonald dated 03/30/1892 at the top.
High Route


Alvin McDonald A route located at the top of the "Cliff Climbers Delight" and starting at the Five Points Room.
Highland Pass Route


Route from Cairn Room to the Chert Room.
Hills Cut-a-cross


Andy Flurkey, Mark Stock The HC survey, Hills Cut-a-cross.
Hip Hugger Hole


Evan Anderson, Steve Lester, Alex Fong A tight squeeze near AIV19.
Hippo Hole


Near the Boot Heel Room.
His Satanic Majestys Call


A large rock flake that rings when it is struck. Also known as the Sounding Rock.
Hit Parade


Joe Austin, Mike Bailey, Chris Gerow, Karen Rosga The survey team was carrying a small cassette tape player to play tunes while they surveyed in this area. It is not far off the tour route.
Hmm Hole


Jim Nepstad, Darren Ressler, Bill Rodgers An exposed pit that causes explores to give a concerned "hmm.." when first looking down it. It opens into a shattered room below.
Hobsons Bypass


Rod Horrocks, Steve Langendorf, Sammi Langendorf An upper-level tube with no side passages that completed a route from the Pyramid Room to the Multipurpose Room, bypassing the Frostline and Hobson's Choice.
Hobsons Choice


Dave Schnute, Herb Conn, Jan Conn A flat out belly crawl where there is no choice about the way to continue. Named after a man in England named Hobson that offered commercial horse rides and who chose the horse each customer rode. "Hobsons Choice" meant no choice at all.
Hobsons Overpass


Steve Smith, Kevin Smith, Jerry Hassemer A fissure passage overlying Hobsons Choice that connects to the Road Block.
Holding Tank


Jason Walz, Larry Shaffer A lower level canyon and associated fissues that held the cavers, preventing them from continuing exploration at that level. They were attempting to find a connection to Monument Hall, located at the same elevation just to the south.
Hole In the Ace Room


Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer
Hole In The Wall

Located near the Shadowy Depths on the Fairgrounds Tour Route.
Hole Thing, The


Jim Nepstad, Stan Allison, Mike Wiles, Myk Coughlin A 40-foot pit in a borehole on Route 66 that requires a handline to climb. Bob Kobza described the pit as a "hole thing".
Hollow Dome


Alvin McDonald, J.D. McDonald, John Stabler, George Stabler
Holy Cross Room


Dale Lankford, Kathy Lankford, Dennis Worthington, Rich Wolfert
Holy Lands


Alvin McDonald
House of the Fallen Snurd
Home of the Mountain Rat


Alvin McDonald
Homo Erectus


Jim Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz Homo erectus translates from Latin as "Standing Man". This was the first place the explorers could stand after 3 ½ hours of surveying.
Honeymoon Hollow


Jim Pisarowicz, Karen Rosga Jim and Karen surveyed this passage on their honeymoon after being married at Mystery Cave on May 19, 1990.
Honeymoon Run


Rod Horrocks, Matt Harris, Jennifer Harris Named after Matt and Jennifer, who were on their honeymoon at the time of the survey.


Evan Anderson, Pat Robertson, Shawn Kramer, Micah Ball This was a play on the words, "Who Knew?" as the explorers were surprised to discover this large room.
Hook Room


Located near the Natural Entrance.
Horn Hall


Windy City Grotto Located near the Natural Entrance.
Hornets Nest


Dave Schnute, Herb Conn, Jan Conn A geode with a hole in it. Found in the ceiling above the Boxwork Chimney, it strongly resembled a hornet's nest. Another Hornets nest was named during the 1890's in St. Dominic Chamber on the Candlelight tour in the Historic Section.
Horse Head Room


Lyn Peabody, Rich Oilman, Steve Matson, Alex Kazarinof A speleogen protruding from the wall resembles a horse head.
Hortas Lair


Paul Burger, Gary Petrie, Louise Hose
Hospitable Pit


Rod Horrocks, Ken Geu, Shawn Thomas, Nick Smith An easily climbed 40-foot deep fissure passage that was very inviting, sporty, and fun to climb for the surveyors.


Alvin McDonald, R.A. McAdam, T.L McAdam On Alvin McDonalds third exploration trip after breaking through the Devils Lookout barrier, he explored from the Hospital to Geode Hall.
Hospital Ward


Rock Horrocks, Larry Shaffer, Sara Booth This moderate-sized room, which only has a small entrance and exit, was named because all three surveyors were not feeling well.
Hotel Fairburn


Jason Walz, Bonny Armstrong, Eric Grunwald A room named after an abondened in hotel found in the town of Fairburn.
Hotel Johnson


Jason Walz, Jessie Mann, Chris Dale A building in Custer, SD.
Hotel South Dakota


Stan Allison, Paul Burger, Mike Wiles A nice upper level room 100-feet long, 25-feet wide and 12-feet high.
House of the Fallen Snurd


Andy Flurkey, Ed LaRock, Eric Liebes, John Scheltens A fallen logomite ("snurd") can be found in this room.
Howards Pit


Tom Bean, Jim Palmer, Joe Decker Named after Alan Howard?
Hump the Hoe Hall


Jim Nepstad, Bob Kobza, Stan Allison
Hunting Ground


W.A. Rankin An area opened up by a Park Service crew in 1907.
Hydro Piles


Lottie Hufford, Mike Hanson, Dave Anderson

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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