The Cougar Whisperer
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Mike Carrington gets the first lead.
This is the 5th route from the left on the main wall. First 40' is 5.2 slab, but then you get a slightly tricky roof pull (.10b). That is followed by a 10' fist crack, then some 5.9 stuff to the anchors. If your belayer stands on the dirt and lowers you all the way, you'll use 100% of a 60m rope, so be careful. The slab is low angle here though, so an accident would mostly be hilarious for whoever saw it.
Eventually this line will get another pitch or 2 to go over the orange headwall up top.
5th route down from the North on the main face.
9 bolts plus clips for the chains. You could bring along one 3" piece of gear for the short crack, or just clip the bolt. There was not enough of the crack to warrant a mixed line.
|Comments on The Cougar Whisperer
|By kevin fox|
Aug 14, 2010
Did you put in the all the lines at The Jungle? Or do you know who the first ascentists were for the area?
|By Mike Lane|
From: Centennial, CO
Aug 15, 2010
Generally speaking, the Jungle was put together by Tod Anderson, Todd Leeson, and Chris Perkins. This route was my only contribution on this wall. As a group, we typically don't announce FA's. But this was Mike Carrington's first FA (at Devils Head at least) so I figured why not mention it. He belayed me up it for the bolt run, and really kept my daughter entertained so I gifted him the FA. Which he onsighted.