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Lower crack of Jungle Cruise.
Start about 40' down and left from Enchanted Stairway below an obvious crack system that starts partway up the face.
Face climbing leads into the crack which varies from fingers to hands (5.10b) and then ends about 2/3 of the way up the face. After the crack ends move up and right on huge plates (5.6) to the ledge Enchanted Stairway ends on. To descend head east (towards Thrutcher Dome) through a notch to reach rap anchors above the shorter east face. One rope easily makes it down.
A superb route which combines some fun crack climbing with runout but exhilarating face climbing, all in a semi-remote setting. Three stars out of five.
pro to 3"
At the end of the crack.
Above the crux on Jungle Cruise
|Comments on Jungle Cruise
|By tony grice|
Apr 19, 2006
Super route, great position , painless approach, Stout start leads to easy runout patinas, long pitch. Head right at top to rap station
Mar 31, 2011
Instead of heading right to rap station, another option is to top out on false summit with a 70m rope. The cool patina face climbing continues up and slightly left, making for a very nice 225ft pitch.
|By Richard Shore|
Dec 10, 2012
Some small wires and finger-size cams are necessary for protecting the short but demanding crux at the start of the crack.