Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Lower Jungle
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
A Fez for Your Monkey 
Allelopathy Arete 
Axl Rose's Intro 
Bad Banana Dreams 
Baloo's Nightmare 
Blue Collar Ape 
Broad Bagert Crack 
Bungle in the Jungle 
Coco's Lichen It 
Concrete Jungle 
Congo Crack 
Daniel Quinn 
Diverging Evolution 
Dr. Livingstone, I Presume? 
Flaky Chimp 
Funky Monkey 
Gooseberry Corner 
Great Rift Valley 
Hey Hey We're The Monkeys 
Homo cragus 
Java Man 
Jungle Boogie 
King Kong 
Kipling's Short Story 
Knuckle Draggers Needed 
Missing Link, The 
Monkey Business 
Monkey Fist 
Monkey Trick 
Nairobi 
Nit Picking 
Opposable Thumbs Required 
Oranguterror 
Pygmy 
Restless Natives 
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi 
Rudyard Kipling 
Shere Khan 
Star of Astoroth 
Stross vs. Kipling 
Tyger, Tyger, Burning Bright. 
Upton Sinclair 
Welcome to the Jungle 
Your Bones Will Crack 

Welcome to the Jungle 

YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Roy Suggett
New Route: Yes
Season: May through October
Page Views: 720
Submitted By: Roy Suggett on Jul 7, 2011
Good Page? 0 people like this page. Your opinion:   

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (7)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Welcome to the Jungle

Description 

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.


Location 

This is the second climb, on the "Welcome Wall" in the Lower Jungle, to the left of "Jungle Boogie."


Protection 

11 quickdraws and 3 runners.



Photos of Welcome to the Jungle Slideshow Add Photo
Face moves are tricky without the crack on the right.  If used, it requires some off width technique.
BETA PHOTO: Face moves are tricky without the crack on the rig...
A look from afar at Welcome to the Jungle. The second half of the route climbs the visible face in the sun between the aspen trees. The route starts around the corner to the left (in the trees in the photo).
BETA PHOTO: A look from afar at Welcome to the Jungle. The sec...
Taking a rest before traversing out to the fun face.
Taking a rest before traversing out to the fun fac...
Yellow the crack or red and the face
BETA PHOTO: Yellow the crack or red and the face
Comments on Welcome to the Jungle Add Comment
Show which comments
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
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

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.

By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Jul 2, 2012
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

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...

By travis timm
From: Tropic, Utah
Jul 10, 2013
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

Awesome rout that looks harder than it is. I agree with boissal, stick to the arete/face and you will find good edges. After climbing this rout I definitly suggest TR the offwidth, it's super fun.

By James I Matthews
Aug 9, 2013
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

This is a nice route. It gives you a pretty good feel for what the Jungle has to offer. If you enjoy this one, then you'll love the Jungle, as there are several routes that are even more fun.

By the professor
Sep 3, 2013

Led this one the other day without the beta information from this site. Since the upper bolts are placed in the middle of the face (see my comment on the beta photo) I supposed that the route went directly up the bolt line using neither the dihedral on the right nor the arete on the left. This supposed line is considerably stiffer than 5.10b. Needless to say there was some extensive dogging and complaining on this 45 minute exercise! There was also a fall taken when a mid-face foothold crumbled.

On a TR second try, I used the arete. It is mostly reasonable 5.10 but a couple of the clips would be real stretches. Getting to the 2nd to last bolt from the arete is a hard move.

Enjoyed seeing the monkey bauble at the anchors :-)