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Serengeti 

Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

   
Type:  Boulder, 15'
Consensus:  Hueco: V5- Font: 6C [details]
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Submitted By: Adam Winters on Oct 30, 2007
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Starting the crux on the small crimps of Serengeti...

Description 

A brilliant line and one of the best moderates in the canyon.

Start on the undercling/sidepull fin on the left side of the overhanging face. Move up and right on sloped dishes up to a move off a high left-hand crimp to a sloper (crux). Gain the 'Africa Flake' (jugs/rest) and find nice positive pockets and edges to the top as the angle eases off.


Location 

Southeast face of the 'Serengeti Boulder', the first obvious boulder problem you see while approaching. Look for the Africa-shaped flake about 10 feet off the ground. This boulder problem faces down-canyon.


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Photos of Serengeti Slideshow Add Photo
Kipp Schorr on 'Serengeti'
Kipp Schorr on 'Serengeti'
Serengeti Boulder South Face Topo
BETA PHOTO: Serengeti Boulder South Face Topo
Heather sticks the crux of Serengeti...so strong she can do it with her eyes closed.
Heather sticks the crux of Serengeti...so strong s...
Serengeti
Serengeti
Getting set for the crux on Serengeti, V5.
Getting set for the crux on Serengeti, V5.
Crux
Crux
Heather battling Serengetti.
Heather battling Serengetti.
Just exiting the crux <br /> <br />photo: Mitch Musci
Just exiting the crux

photo: Mitch Musci
Fun climb up the left side of Serengeti
Fun climb up the left side of Serengeti
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By Euan Cameron
Administrator
From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Dec 29, 2007
rating: V5 6C

A great problem. On busy weekends the crimps at the crux will get caked in chalk, so bring a brush - a soft one!

By Adam Winters
Administrator
From: the Shire
Jan 17, 2009

a model v5...

By Luke Bertelsen
Mar 31, 2009
rating: V5- 6C

Two ways to do this one. If you're short the beta is harder than the tall person possibility. I did it both ways and found the way that bypasses the bad crimps easier by a grade at least.

By AdamB
From: Charlotte, NC
Oct 11, 2009
rating: V5 6C

soooooo classic!

By C Miller
Administrator
Dec 1, 2009

Serengeti on Youtube -

By NorMN
Oct 1, 2010

Serengti flip-flop ascent.

By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Nov 23, 2010

Why is every flake found on a climbing route called either the Africa flake or the Texas flake? Doesn't mother nature ever make any other shapes?

By Aerili
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 26, 2010

I wanna see some Rorschach flakes!

Edit: screw that, I wanna see some Pangaea/Gondwanaland flakes, come to think of it.

By Jason Chinchen
From: Bend, Oregon
Nov 27, 2010

Not sure I would call this a "brilliant line". Its not bad.

By Tim Steele
From: Bishop, CA.
Jan 22, 2011
rating: V4 6B

yeah, ditto Jason's comment. This line is o.k., but it's not as good as many other moderates. Mr. Witty, Atari, Rene, Will's Arete, and the Gleaner are all better lines IMO.

By AdamB
From: Charlotte, NC
Jan 29, 2011
rating: V5 6C

By Andy Liu
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Feb 28, 2012



By cbtacy
Aug 11, 2013

Super fun. Basically easy climbing with two challenging individual moves. The first can be unlocked through good technique. The second requires a little power and precision and is a bit height dependent.

By jordan cocanower
From: Estes Park, CO
Jan 1, 2014

Fun! Both variations are good. Left variation definitely v5, whereas the right seems way easier.