Lower Jungle Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Beta topo (8/17/12)
This is sharply-broken volcanic rock (an Andesitic Lava) forming the lower or right and north band of cliffs on the right side of the road. There are many excellent, long cracks and sport climbs.
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From Pine Lake; continue on road (143) for 5.9 miles until Powell Point jeep trail on right; set odometer again and travel 1.9 miles past Powell Point jeep trail and PAST THE UPPER JUNGLE SCREE FIELD (looks like a single-car pullout on a hairpin turn) to the "Lower Jungle" et al. parking area on right. This flat, rocky spot might hold 5 well parked vehicles, There are several cairns marking the trail which starts with a few big steps up, a built up log crossing, and finaly terra firma. The trail leads from here north along the base of the band of cliffs through the "Lower Jungle" routes, the "Distant Drum Area" routes, "Planet of the Apes" and finally to the "Pangaea" routes. The entire trail is now from parking area to its terminus approximately 5.5 km.s and takes about 35-45 min.s depending on your level of gawking at the magnificent views on your right shoulder and/or the outrageous routes on your left.
Weather station 8.9 miles from here
50 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',26],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Jungle
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Jungle:
Monkey Fist 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 85'
Nairobi 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, Alpine, 50'
Shere Khan 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Sport, Alpine, 80'
Oranguterror 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
R Sport, Alpine, 2 pitches, 100'
Java Man 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, Alpine, 80'
Ape Shit 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For Lower Jungle
Looking down at the parking area from atop the cli...
Time to get out of there before the storm makes us...
The start to the Lower Jungle wall
Checking out the Lower Jungle from the trailhead.
BETA PHOTO: Author's Tower foreground, Ismael Tower background
BETA PHOTO: Tunnel section of the Author's Tower and shelter i...
Further down in the Lower Jungle (The "Distan...
BETA PHOTO: New possible route on the Ismael Tower just north ...
This is the primitive trail into the Lower Jungle.
Monkey Fists from the trailhead.
BETA PHOTO: Somebody's new work (8/6/12)
9/20/16 still good in the LJ
Scenes from the Lower Jungle.