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Lower Jungle

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A Fez for Your Monkey T,S 
Allelopathy Arete S 
Ape Shit S 
Axl Rose's Intro T 
Bad Banana Dreams S 
Baloo's Nightmare T 
Blue Collar Ape S 
Broad Bagert Crack T 
Bungle in the Jungle S 
Coco's Lichen It T 
Concrete Jungle S 
Congo Crack T 
Daniel Quinn S 
Diverging Evolution T 
Dr. Livingstone, I Presume? S 
Flaky Chimp S 
Funky Monkey S 
George S,TR 
Gooseberry Corner T 
Great Rift Valley T 
Hear the Music S 
Hey Hey We're The Monkeys T 
Homo cragus S 
Java Man S 
Jungle Boogie S 
King Kong S 
Kipling's Short Story S 
Knuckle Draggers Needed S 
Missing Link, The S 
Mistah Kurtz - he dead. S 
Monkey Business S 
Monkey Fist T 
Monkey Trick T,S 
Nairobi S 
Nit Picking T 
Opposable Thumbs Required S 
Oranguterror S 
Pygmy S 
Restless Natives S 
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi T,S 
Rudyard Kipling T 
Shere Khan T,S 
Star of Astoroth T,S 
Stross vs. Kipling T 
Tyger, Tyger, Burning Bright. S 
Upton Sinclair T 
Welcome to the Jungle S 
Your Bones Will Crack T 

Lower Jungle  


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Elevation: 10,400'
Location: 37.7503, -111.8708 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This is sharply-broken volcanic rock (an Andesitic Lava) forming the lower or right and north band of cliffs on the right side of the road. There are many excellent, long cracks and sport climbs.

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Getting There 

From Pine Lake; continue on road (143) for 5.9 miles until Powell Point jeep trail on right; set odometer again and travel 1.9 miles past Powell Point jeep trail and PAST THE UPPER JUNGLE SCREE FIELD (looks like a single-car pullout on a hairpin turn) to the "Lower Jungle" et al. parking area on right. This flat, rocky spot might hold 5 well parked vehicles, There are several cairns marking the trail which starts with a few big steps up, a built up log crossing, and finaly terra firma. The trail leads from here north along the base of the band of cliffs through the "Lower Jungle" routes, the "Distant Drum Area" routes, "Planet of the Apes" and finally to the "Pangaea" routes. The entire trail is now from parking area to its terminus approximately 5.5 km.s and takes about 35-45 min.s depending on your level of gawking at the magnificent views on your right shoulder and/or the outrageous routes on your left.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.9 miles from here

48 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',8],['5.10',20],['5.11',15],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=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 Lower Jungle:
Blue Collar Ape   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   
Gooseberry Corner   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 80'   
Homo cragus   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   
Jungle Boogie   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 65'   
Coco's Lichen It   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   
Rudyard Kipling   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 40'   
Bungle in the Jungle   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 40'   
Monkey Fist   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 85'   
Upton Sinclair   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   
Welcome to the Jungle   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 90'   
Knuckle Draggers Needed   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   
Tyger, Tyger, Burning Bright.   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, Alpine, 60'   
Shere Khan   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, Alpine, 80'   
Monkey Business   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 50'   
The Missing Link   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 90'   
Opposable Thumbs Required   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 65'   
Daniel Quinn   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 70'   
Java Man   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 80'   
Allelopathy Arete   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 70'   
Oranguterror   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R     Sport, Alpine, 2 pitches, 100'   
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Featured Route For Lower Jungle
North face and final crux of Missing Link

The Missing Link 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  UT : Jungle, on the Aquarius Pla... : Lower Jungle
The route starts with consistent 9+ and 10a moves on the east side of the block then traverses around the corner to the north side where the climbing and the rock quality both get harder. At the sixth bolt, use a long runner and then start following the line that arches right. The line that goes left is another route (Jungle Boogie). You must traverse a thin section to a large ledge which is around the corner and not obvious. The traverse is the first crux but really fun. Clip the high bolt ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Photos of Lower Jungle Slideshow Add Photo
Parking view.
Parking view.
Looking down at the parking area from atop the climb "Welcome To The Jungle."  <br /> <br />We had the area all to ourselves in perfect weather- Fall is in the air!  <br /> <br />Taken 9/18/12 <br /> <br />This is just a sliver of the beautiful views, and terrain at the Lower Jungle.
Looking down at the parking area from atop the cli...
The start to the Lower Jungle wall
The start to the Lower Jungle wall
New possible route
New possible route
Further down in the Lower Jungle (The "Distant Drum Area"), a myriad of possibilities are waiting.
Further down in the Lower Jungle (The "Distan...
Shere Khan buttress.
Shere Khan buttress.
New Possible Route
New Possible Route
Somebody's new work (8/6/12)
BETA PHOTO: Somebody's new work (8/6/12)
New possible route
New possible route
Scenes from the Lower Jungle.
Scenes from the Lower Jungle.
New possible route on the Ismael Tower just north of the Author's Tower
BETA PHOTO: New possible route on the Ismael Tower just north ...
Lower Jungle
Lower Jungle
New possible route
New possible route
Tunnel section of the Author's Tower and shelter in the time of storm!
BETA PHOTO: Tunnel section of the Author's Tower and shelter i...
This is the primitive trail into the Lower Jungle.
This is the primitive trail into the Lower Jungle.
Author's Tower foreground, Ismael Tower background
BETA PHOTO: Author's Tower foreground, Ismael Tower background
New possible route
New possible route

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