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Living with the Apes 
Monkey Wrench, The 
Primate Studies 

The Zoo 

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Location: 39.9991, -105.4145 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Peter Franzen on Jan 1, 2001
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This rock only has three routes on it, and is worth looking at if the nearby Animal World is crowded. The rock is 75 feet tall, but topropes are not easily set up as the anchors lie about 10 feet below the top.


A. Never Was Been?, 11, 1p, bolts & gear.
B. Living With Apes, 12-, 1p, bolts & gear.
C. Primate Studies, 12, 1p, bolts.
D. Monkey Wrench, 11, 1p, bolts.

Getting There 

From the base of the Upper Animal World cliff, walk right until you reach the end of the cliff. Head up the hill at this point, and make your way slightly to the right. The Zoo lies about 150 yards from the Upper Animal World cliff. It is farily well hidden by trees, but an intrepid bushwacker should have no trouble finding it.

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Living with the Apes 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a  CO : Boulder Canyon : The Zoo
This is the leftmost bolted route on The Zoo rock. Although the cliff does extend for a little ways to the left of this route, it is approximately in the middle of the cliff. Look for the bolts leading up just to the left of a small dihedral. The moves on this route are consistently difficult. There are two cruxes, and both of them are well protected. This route is significantly harder if the quickdraws are not already hung. Unless you are very tall, expect some difficulties reaching the...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By David A. Turner
Nov 7, 2004

Very tranquil location. There is a faint trail from Upper Animal that keeps the bushwack factor low.

By Pinklebear
Aug 7, 2011

Summer shade after 2 p.m. The 11c and 12a, which finish at the same anchor, are quite nice.