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Welcome to the Jungle S 

Call of the Wild 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Tristan Higbee, Christian Burrell
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Tristan Higbee on Jul 22, 2008

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Description 

This is a very unique route. There's nothing else like it in Rock Canyon, or even American Fork. Just about every hold is a huge, juggy pocket. The pockets are awesome! Also, this route has the world's greatest undercling. Enjoy!


Location 

The left-most of the two obvious, pocketed slab routes on the right side of the Wild. Just right of the corner crack that is Heart of Darkness.

Protection 

4 bolts to chain anchors.


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Must do if you're bringing along climbers that need a confidence boost and a good reminder of how fun climbing can be.
Must do if you're bringing along climbers that nee...
Jonny Wilson, belayed by Tristan Higbee, on Call of the Wild (5.6) at The Wild. Photo by Christian Burrell.
Jonny Wilson, belayed by Tristan Higbee, on Call o...
Christian Burrell, belayed by Jonny Wilson, on Call of the Wild (5.6) at The Wild.
Christian Burrell, belayed by Jonny Wilson, on Cal...
"Undercling!" ... Christian on the greatest undercling in the world. (He really wanted me to add this picture...). It looks like he's giving me the bird. He's not. I promise.
"Undercling!" ... Christian on the great...
Call of the wild
Call of the wild
Justin at the top of Call of the Wild.
Justin at the top of Call of the Wild.
Atop call of the wild
BETA PHOTO: Atop call of the wild

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By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Jul 22, 2008

As good as it gets! The hard part is deciding which amazing holds to actually use. There is a perfect 2 finger pocket on th left as you move up to bolt #2 and the best undercling in the world just past #4 on the right. There is NOT a better 5.6 in the canyon!
By Tristan Higbee
From: Cambodia
Jul 23, 2008

Though short, this route is really unique and fun. How many other 5.6s are there in the area that are better? And there is only one other limestone 5.6 in the canyon (the direct start to the first pitch of Cool World). So, when compared to other routes of its grade, I think this is a fantastic route.
By Tristan Higbee
From: Cambodia
Sep 18, 2008

I did this route again yesterday and was surprised to find it relatively dirty. The rain must wash down dirt and pine needles from above. Too bad.
By Christopher Sorensen
From: Provo, UT
Oct 20, 2008
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Yeah, I had the same problem, but it wasn't a big deal. This route is a lot of fun.
By Darren Knezek
May 26, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

I gave this one four stars to make up for the bomb on Antelope. :) Great climb on outstanding rock!
By Christopher Sorensen
From: Provo, UT
Sep 7, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Climbed this one again, and if I had a vote, I'd say it's the best 5.6 in the canyon. Awesome line, great pockets and holds.
By BJB
From: Austin, TX
Jun 16, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

This is some of the most beautiful rock I've seen in the canyon. Easy climbing on perfect pocket holds.
By Canyon Copa
May 30, 2012

Perfect route for those learning to lead climb. The area is also great for a "social climb."