This is a three pitch moderate line up the right hand side of The Jungle formation. The first pitch starts on the mellow slab and pulls a small roof about halfway up at a small, right-facing corner. 5.6, 7 bolts.
The second pitch starts above the belay and angles left over easy ground to a ledge below a crack in a steep wall. This wide, arching crack is the crux. 5.9, 9 bolts.
The third pitch is short and heads up a slab on good holds. When the angle eases off, a bolt anchor is found to the left. 5.7, 6 bolts.
This is the furthest right bolted line at The Jungle. It starts downhill from the other routes near a large pine tree next to the slab. To get down, walk off to the right or rappel. If rappelling, descend to the second belay and then rappel The Green Tornado which is climber's left of Lost in the Jungle. A single rope, even a 70m, is not long enough to rappel from the second anchors to those atop the first pitch. Do not rappel the lower part of the route without two ropes.
Bolts. There are fixed anchors atop each pitch.
Looking down the third pitch.
Heavily laden, heading up the second pitch on the ...
From: Bear Creek, CO
Apr 21, 2011
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
FA: Chris Perkins Todd Leeson, Summer 2009.
The crux pitch, the left-leaning crack, was done without bolts on the FA.
On the second pitch of the FA, I told DD that I was going to step up "here" place a piece of gear, see if we needed any bolts and then move up, pointing to a large, pointy hold. I then proceeded to grab aforementioned hold, and pulled off a large sliver of rock bigger than my arm. Gotta be careful out there!
From: Highlands Ranch, CO
May 28, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
I loved this route. Pitch 1 is very leisurely. The crux on the second pitch is awesome but stout and committing. It climbs like a trad climb, and it's long. I loved it. Pitch 3 was a fun finish.
|By Chris Ilg|
From: Boulder, CO
5 days ago
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Great route! The crux 5.9 section as you near the top of the second pitch is stout, esp. if you are not familiar with this type of rock and/or South Platte climbing styles. When you get to this crux, you will be standing on a massive ledge, and you can just stand there and look at what you've got to negotiate next. I elected to bring my second up to this ledge as it is kind of high up on the pitch and out of sight of the belayer quite a bit below. With my belayer now on the massive ledge with me, I started up the this crux section of about 3 bolts. Be careful to get the second bolt off the ledge, as it would be an ankle buster back onto the ledge if you blow that clip. The climbing through this section is very aesthetic, and the experienced South Platte climber will really enjoy it. Others may find it a bit strenuous for the grade, as I did. Also, we rapped the route with a 70m. The second rap, from the anchors of the second belay station to the anchors of the first belay station stretched the 70m to its max. Thankfully I had put knots in the ends! With the knots jammed against my belay device, I was able to reach down and clip the anchors with my personal anchor system. I then had to climb up a move or two to get the rope out of my belay device. If you don't have a 70m, don't rap the route this way. As advised in the description, either walk off or rap towards The Green Tornado for the second rap. Even with a 70m, you may want to rap toward the Green Tornado on the second rappel.