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La Selva (Jungle Wall) 


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Description 

From fun, moderate single pitches to 15 pitch routes all the way to the summit, this is a great wall. Facing southeast, it's in the shade late in the day.

Jungle Wall has some of the longest 5.10 sport routes in the world, with the shortest approaches. Classics include:

  • Jungle Mountaineering, 5.10a, 4 pitches. The first bolted route established at El Potrero, in 1989. A bit runout by modern standards.

  • Yankee Clipper, 5.10b, 14 pitches, with an optional 15th pitch (5.12a) that goes to the very summit. Most people stop after 13 pitches.

  • Space Boyz, 5.10d, 11 pitches. This El Potrero classic was bolted over the course of 52 weekends. That's dedication!

  • Black Cat Bone, 5.10d, 9 pitches. Lots of varied climbing on this route, with each pitch different than the one before it.

Even doing just the first four or five pitches of these longer routes is a worthwhile adventure.

Since the routes start very close to the road, many climbers hang their packs from the first or second bolts of the route to keep them safe, especially on weekends.


Getting There 

It's the big wall immediately behind the picnic pavilion on the right side of the canyon. Routes start in "the jungle" of relatively verdant growth at ground level.


11 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',6],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for La Selva (Jungle Wall):
Jungle Boy   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Jungle Mountaineering   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   
Black Cat Bone   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 9 pitches, 800'   
Space Boyz   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 11 pitches, 1000'   
Yankee Clipper   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 15 pitches, 1500'   
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Arin Trook on one of the lower pitches of Yankee Clipper.

Yankee Clipper 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  North America : Mexico : ... : La Selva (Jungle Wall)
This is a long moderate route with the 15th pitch being 5.12a. If you don't do the 15th pitch, it goes at 5.10b. I only did the first 14 pitches. We climbed with a single 60m rope and on the raps, we had the knot up against our belay devices multiple times. I recommend the 60m rope, a 70m would be an extra 10m * 14 * 2 = 280m of rope to manage. The rock is sharper the higher you go, until the 14th pitch...in shade and not as sharp. Here are the pitches as best I can remember:All pitches ar...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of La Selva (Jungle Wall) Slideshow Add Photo
Marga on the second pitch of Yankee Clipper.
Marga on the second pitch of Yankee Clipper.
Mike Amato heading out to lead on Space Boyz.
Mike Amato heading out to lead on Space Boyz.
La Selva wall, with the spires off to the left.
La Selva wall, with the spires off to the left.
La Selva wall.  The route on the ride side of the pavilion is Space Boyz (11 pitches, 5.10d).  On the left is Yankee Clipper (13 or 15 pitches, 5.10b or 5.12a).
La Selva wall. The route on the ride side of the ...
Marga on the fourth pitch of Yankee Clipper.
Marga on the fourth pitch of Yankee Clipper.
Greg and I on Jungle Mountaineering on  the Jungle Wall.
Greg and I on Jungle Mountaineering on the Jungle...
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By gblauer
From: Wayne, PA
Nov 20, 2011

Jungle MOuntaineering has been retro-bolted and is no longer run out.