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Tom Anderson-Brown on the apron of Jungle Gym Towe...
Jungle Gym is HIGHLY recommended. If you've never climbed in the Doorway Rocks area you should make the trip there for this climb. The climb can be done in two to three pitches.
First pitch: Climb up any of the routes on the Seventh Buttress (routes 91-96) to start. Ascending the Seventh Buttress will put you at the base of No Rest For the Wicked (route 98).
Second pitch: To keep this climb in the 5.4 range go left around No Rest For the Wicked and climb up the blocky apron of Jungle Gym Tower. Climb up on easy cracks and slabs. Once the terrain steepens, head for the wide, subtle dihedral to the left of a "prow-shaped" roof. Do a nice mantle (look for the piton), climb through the dihedral, and arrive at the top of Jungle Gym Tower.
Options: To add more pitches to this climb you could lead No Rest For the Wicked (very little pro), or you could go right around No Rest For the Wicked and climb up route 97, a short inside corner with good pro. To extend the climb further on top, make Devil's Doorway your final pitch.
Standard rack. Medium and large stoppers and cams, half dozen quick draws, 3-4 slings, etc.
BETA PHOTO: The apron of Jungle Gym starts between the tree an...
BETA PHOTO: Jungle Gym passes to the left of the pine tree, th...
Mike Sohasky starting up the first pitch of advent...
Mike Sohasky leading the second pitch of adventure...
Mike Sohasky working the final moves on lead of "J...
|By Paul Huebner|
From: Portage, WI
Aug 6, 2007
After the mantle, which can be protected by placing a piece in the crack that holds the old rusty pin, be careful of the large loose blocks above as you proceed to the top. Heading out onto the East Face route from beneath the big roof will avoid the loose stuff, but it's definitely not as satisfying as making the strenuous and exposed mantle move on the regular route. This is one of the best multi-pitch climbs at the lake.
From: Madison, WI
Jun 11, 2011
Fun link-ups with great climbing.
|By Trad Nanny|
Jul 25, 2011
I found this climb to be overrated. We did no Rest for the Wicked for the middle pitch, it does take some micro pro for gear.
The final Jungle Gym tower can start a few different ways and has a few good moves but nothing special. I think nubes will have a tough time pulling the layback/mantle crux.