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The Jungle

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Bungle in the Jungle 
Cougar Whisperer, The 
Green Tornado, The 
Jungle Beaver 
Jungle Love 
Jungle Mountaineering 
Lost in the Jungle 
Man in the Yellow Hat  
Mowgli 
Welcome to the Jungle 
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Description 

This is a new area for me. The Jungle is in the new Tod Anderson book, "Rampart Range Rocks". Tod did a great job on the description and is located in the lower west side of the book.


Getting There 

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From Denver, the best way to reach Devils's Head is to take CO Highway 85 south to Sedalia. Then head west on CO Highway 67 to the North entrance of the park, about 10 miles. The ranger station booth marks the North end of FR 300, the Rampart Range Road. Take this South for approximately 9 miles to the turn off for Devil's Head campground and the Fire Tower. Be aware that the Rampart Range Road will be closed from the first Monday in December to sometime in April due to snow pack.

From Colorado Springs, FR 300 can be reached from the Garden of The Gods, but is a fairly torturous 20 miles North. Once at the parking lot, head up the tourist trail toward the Fire Tower about 1.5 miles. At a saddle well below the Fire Tower, the trail forks right (to the tower) and left to the Zinn Overlook. Head for the Zinn Overlook along a well-defined climber's trail. At the overlook, trails will fork directly toward the Headstone formation (left) and right, through the woods, toward the Red Wall, Starcastle, and The Shaft.

One must leave the tourist trail at the split rail fence and head south from there.


10 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',5],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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 The Jungle:
Welcome to the Jungle   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Jungle Love   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Lost in the Jungle   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   
Jungle Mountaineering   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 3 pitches   
The Green Tornado   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Man in the Yellow Hat    5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
The Cougar Whisperer   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 99'   
Bungle in the Jungle   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For The Jungle
Chris Perkins pulling the roof on Man in the Yellow Hat.  Photo by Josť Ortega

Man in the Yellow Hat 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b  CO : South Platte : ... : The Jungle
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By Tzilla Rapdrilla
Sep 15, 2010

The directions contained in the second paragraph of this description are for the older established areas in the East Valley. As noted in the 3rd paragraph, to get to the Jungle one must stay on a course due south from the parking lot. This whole area is very complicated and the forest often blocks views of the crags. That's why the guidebook has detailed written descriptions, multiple maps and pictures of key landmarks.

By Alexander Tomaszewicz
Jul 4, 2011

After passing the fence, there is a split. Follow the right, LSW trail. Then after awhile there is a split go left, CH. R. trail. Then there is a split with a sign for the jungle.

By BameR
From: golden, co
Oct 24, 2011

This area might be more easily accessed from mile marker 10 as it's only about 400 yards from Wipeyur Buttress to the east through the aspen grove. Very scenic area.