Home - Destinations - iPhone/Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Fire Wall
Select Route:
Midlife Crises 
P.O.V. 
Pyromaniac 
Riders on the Storm 
Underdog 
Wild Kingdom 

Wild Kingdom 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a PG13

   
Type: Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a [details]
FA: FA: McMillan, Rotert '78. FFA: McMillan, Robinson '79
Page Views: 2,587
Submitted By: Ben Sachs on Jan 12, 2009
Good Page?0 people like this page. Your opinion:   

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (13)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Stephan LaPierre on Wild Kingdom in 1988. photo PJ

Add Photo Add Comment    Printer View

2013 Closures MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Mega Classic both for the climbing and the history. A must do in NC.

P1: climb up the low angled rock to the ledge below the pin stack. Climb past the pin stack up the dihedral past 2 bolts and then pull the roof. Traverse right to a stance. Climb easier funky rock with sparse pro, wandering right then left to the belay under the Billboard.
P2: Climb the bolted Billboard section to a crack with gear. Make sure you get some good gear here. Either finish left (5.8 PG13) or do Tim Fisher's 5.12a(5.10R) optional finish (looks GREAT).


Location 

Fire Wall. It will be obvious what you climb.


Protection 

Some bolts, some pins, plenty of spice. Bring brass nuts, offsets if you got em, and microcams, in addition to a normal rack. Not many larger cams on the route. There is a bolted anchor to lower off after the dihedral on P1 (nice crag-style route), or another bolted anchor for the belay under the P2 Billboard (if you're going all the way).



Photos of Wild Kingdom Slideshow Add Photo
Stephan LaPierre belaying partner on Billboard pitch, 1988. photo PJ
Stephan LaPierre belaying partner on Billboard pit...
Ben on the epic on-sight attempt.
Ben on the epic on-sight attempt.
Myself and Stu on the bilboard. <br /> <br />Photo credit goes to Adam and Cole
Myself and Stu on the bilboard.

Photo credit goes...
Nearing the top of this classic pitch. <br /> <br />Photo credit goes to Adam and Cole
Nearing the top of this classic pitch.

Photo cred...
Comments on Wild Kingdom Add Comment
Show which comments
By sean barb
From: winston salem, north carolina,
Apr 30, 2009

one of the finest routes anywhere.

By Tim Fisher
Jun 4, 2009
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a PG13

This route should be getting done every weekend. Both pitches great.