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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.
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.
BETA PHOTO: Serengeti Boulder South Face Topo
Just exiting the crux
photo: Mitch Musci
Getting set for the crux on Serengeti, V5.
Starting the crux on the small crimps of Serengeti...
Heather battling Serengetti.
Heather sticks the crux of Serengeti...so strong s...
Fun climb up the left side of Serengeti
|By Euan Cameron|
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|
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.
From: Charlotte, NC
Oct 11, 2009
rating: V5 6c
|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?
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: Bishop, Califonia
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.
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.