Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New
Login with Facebook
Lower Jungle
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
A Fez for Your Monkey 
Allelopathy Arete 
Axl Rose's Intro 
Bad Banana Dreams 
Baloo's Nightmare 
Blue Collar Ape 
Broad Bagert Crack 
Bungle in the Jungle 
Coco's Lichen It 
Concrete Jungle 
Congo Crack 
Daniel Quinn 
Diverging Evolution 
Dr. Livingstone, I Presume? 
Flaky Chimp 
Funky Monkey 
Gooseberry Corner 
Great Rift Valley 
Hey Hey We're The Monkeys 
Homo cragus 
Java Man 
Jungle Boogie 
King Kong 
Kipling's Short Story 
Knuckle Draggers Needed 
Missing Link, The 
Monkey Business 
Monkey Fist 
Monkey Trick 
Nit Picking 
Opposable Thumbs Required 
Restless Natives 
Rudyard Kipling 
Shere Khan 
Star of Astoroth 
Stross vs. Kipling 
Tyger, Tyger, Burning Bright. 
Upton Sinclair 
Welcome to the Jungle 
Your Bones Will Crack 

Daniel Quinn 

YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Roy Suggett
New Route: Yes
Season: May - October
Page Views: 496
Submitted By: Roy Suggett on Aug 29, 2011
Good Page? 0 people like this page. Your opinion:   

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (3)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
BETA PHOTO: Bring a plethera of skills for this demanding rout...


This route starts hard and gradually gets easier. As more climbing goes on here the lichen will disapear and the holds will become more positive.


This route is on the north side of Author's Tower and as of 8/29/11 is the most northernly route in the "Jungle(s)." It is in what we are calling the "Tower Section." Step out of the tunnel formed by the tower leaning against the cliff and turn right. An unusual move gets you clipping the first bolt and HOPING to clip the second!


Seven quick draws and three runners. Seven bolts lead to shuts.

Photos of Daniel Quinn Slideshow Add Photo
Clipping the second bolt is in your face and awkward! Boissal's Photo.
BETA PHOTO: Clipping the second bolt is in your face and awkwa...
Body tension and reach capabilities are important. Boissal's Photo.
BETA PHOTO: Body tension and reach capabilities are important....
Awkward start. Once you have clipped the first bolt (at her waist) reaching the second bolt (upper left in picture) is thought provoking!  Picture does not capture the off balance in your faceness of this climb.
Awkward start. Once you have clipped the first bol...
North side of Author's Tower, "Daniel Quinn," a sport route.
BETA PHOTO: North side of Author's Tower, "Daniel Quinn," a sp...
Unusual move to clip first bolt
BETA PHOTO: Unusual move to clip first bolt
Comments on Daniel Quinn Add Comment
Show which comments
By grk10vq
Sep 6, 2011

an insane line!
wear dark pants.

By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Sep 6, 2011
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c

Agree with GRK, this thing is brilliantly insane. Clipping the 2nd bolt will require full commitment to a gnarly swing unless you're at least 6'5". Once that's clipped (thank your rope gun) you'll still be puzzled at the sequence that gets you off the big shelf (hard), only to find yourself even more clueless about how to establish on the higher small shelf (hard, scary). Assuming you get there and clip the 3rd bolt, hang on to your pants for the rest of the wild ride. Holds get bigger but the moves stay long and committing and pumping out is an option to consider.

Bring a stick clip (?) and bag full of your best technical skillz. And some balls. Lots of those.

By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Jun 21, 2012

Luckily I was able to clip the first bolt before doing the move cause I ripped off the start hold! Don't worry though cause I left a good one in its place. Clipping the 2nd and 3rd bolts are problematic. I traversed left but felt like I shouldn't have?