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Antelope T 
Call of the Wild S 
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Heart of Darkness T 
Migration T 
Serengeti S 
Stampede S 
Welcome to the Jungle S 


YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Tristan Higbee, Christian Burrell
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Tristan Higbee on Jul 22, 2008

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Beth belaying Venda on Serengeti. Call of the Wild...


Similar to Call of the Wild, but just slightly more difficult. Climb past 5 bolts on good pockets and jugs to the chains. The start is still a bit dirty.


On the low-angled, pocketed slab on the left side of the Wild. Left of the bolted, steep corner/arete that is Chupacabra.


5 bolts to chains.

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Christian Burrell on Serengeti (5.7) at The Wild.
Christian Burrell on Serengeti (5.7) at The Wild.

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By Tristan Higbee
From: Cambodia
Jul 22, 2008

There were some wasps living in the pocket just down and right of the first bolt. We put a tick mark next to the pocket and sprayed it with anti-wasp spray, so it should be OK now, but just be aware that there once were wasps there.

I spend three and a half hours and six cans of canned air/dusters cleaning this one little route. So before you complain about how dirty it is, think of that!
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Jul 23, 2008

A harder twin of "Call of the Wild." The holds are a bit less obvious in some parts (re: the finish) but moslty good holds the whole way. The pockets, while still good, are smaller than the pockets on "Call O.T.W." A good route...
By Christopher Sorensen
From: Provo, UT
Oct 20, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Interesting that Call of the Wild has more stars than this one. I actually liked this one better. It has lots of little pockets to put your fingers in and some cool little holds. Lots of fun. I went up yesterday and I am happy to say there were no wasps in the entire area.
By Christopher Sorensen
From: Provo, UT
Sep 7, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Changed my mind, I like CotW better now, but this is another great climb with similar holds. They're just not as unique as CotW.
By Missi McCallson
From: Orem, UT
Jun 9, 2011

This was my first lead a few months ago and we just went back the other day and I still love it.
By Daniel B
Sep 19, 2011

I had a great time leading this route. I enjoyed it much more than CotW. I'm just a sucker for dihedrals I guess.
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