Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
The Dark Continent Area

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
African Drag Queen 
African Queen 
Assegai 
Blue Nile 
Evolutionary Leap 
Hand Cannibal 
Heart of Darkness 
Jabu and The Lion. 
Man-Chimpster United 
Mountains of the Moon 
Rhodesian Ridgeback 
Upper Your Volta 

The Dark Continent Area 


Photos: Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 10,500'
Location: 37.7632, -111.8715 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 1,274
Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Roy Suggett on Jul 28, 2013
Good Page?0 people like this page. Your opinion:   
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area Add Route | Add Photo | Add Comment | Add Event
loading weather...
Nice view.

Description 

Yet another new area in the Jungle with exceptional vistas, seclusion, rock and routes! The bonus for this area are the short approaches.


Getting There 

Set your odometer at the "Upper Jungle"/"Upper Canopy" parking area and drive up hill and north for one mile passing cairns for campsite A, campsite B and the "Distant Drum Area" down chute, and campsite C until you reach the last cairn on the right where the road is left or northwest curving. Park in the wood chip parking area near debris fields and take the casual trail east for approximately 100 meters. Here the trail meets the edge of the cliffs and forks into two down chutes. The north chute is dicey due to an abundance of loose talus but is short and has both fixed hardware and a fixed line to assist. This leads to routes on the cliff face as well as to a stand alone tower of about 110 feet in height, known as the "Togo Tower." There is a summit register on top wedged into the summit cairn complete with a pencil. As of 7/28/13 "Togo Tower" has four routes on it with potential for a couple more. The south fork and chute are pedestrian and lead to routes on the cliff face and a shorter second tower set very near the base of the cliff face. As of 7/28/13 there are four routes here on what is known as "The Dinka Pillar." Most likely "The Dinka Pillar" is tapped out for any more lines however there may be more to develop on the cliff face itself. The best news about this new area is two-fold: 1)The rock is stellar and 2)The approach from vehicle to your particular route is about 5 minutes. The trail that leads from the "Lower Jungle" parking area and terminates in the middle of the "Planet of the Apes Area" can not be engineered much further due to a huge and loose talus field. Therefore the two areas will not be connected from below.


12 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',6],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For The Dark Continent Area
Heart of Darkness left. <br />African Queen right.

Heart of Darkness 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a  UT : Jungle, on the Aquarius Pla... : The Dark Continent Area
Starts as for African Queen but move left towards the arete. Up the arete then move right to burly moves up the crack and then back left to the arete. Finish straight up and then right to anchor.As good as it gets on perfect rock....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Photos of The Dark Continent Area Slideshow Add Photo
Time to bail.
Time to bail.
Togo Tower.
Togo Tower.
Top.
Top.
Togo Tower.
Togo Tower.
Togo Tower with Dinka Pillar in background.
Togo Tower with Dinka Pillar in background.
Comments on The Dark Continent Area Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -