Welcome to the Jungle
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Welcome to the Jungle
Five bolts straight up a mini dihedral then right onto the face (while using the chimney when needed), then clip 7 more bolts (12 total) to chains.
This is the second climb, on the "Welcome Wall" in the Lower Jungle, to the left of "Jungle Boogie."
11 quickdraws and 3 runners.
BETA PHOTO: A look from afar at Welcome to the Jungle. The sec...
Taking a rest before traversing out to the fun fac...
BETA PHOTO: Face moves are tricky without the crack on the rig...
BETA PHOTO: Yellow the crack or red and the face
|Comments on Welcome to the Jungle
|By Roy Suggett|
Feb 17, 2012
After the summer of 2011 ended and there had been many ascents of this route, it really cleaned it up nicely. 95% of the rock is of good quality and makes this long route really enjoyable. The first line of bolts are pumpy and require some varied technique to reach the last bolt prior to the traverse right. Clip long here and long again on the next bolt of the traverse. You do not want to do this because you are in the middle of the climb's crux; do it anyway, the smoother pull higher up will pay off later. You can stay with face moves or use the off-width crack further right to back step up with the right foot and use the left foot on the face. Depending on your level of fear relating to off-widths, the crack seems to be easier. It is pumpy and a long way from here to the chains so find a rest and use it!
|By Stan Pitcher|
From: SLC, UT
May 22, 2012
This is a great route - probably my favorite of the few I got to do. Using long slings at the traverse is not too scary if you are heading for the corner. Staying on the face/arete above that point looked improbable to me but I gave it a go on TR and found it doable and fun though at least a half grade harder than the corner.
From: Small Lake, UT
Jul 2, 2012
I'd second Stan's comments. Don't go to the chimney, the thin traverse is probably the crux and doesn't feel much harder than staying on the arete/face where hidden edges lurk.
Back-clean the high bolt before the traverse to reduce rope drag.
Great long route but it might scare your pants off if it's your intro to the Jungle. Some of the wafer holds just don't feel right...