Elevation: 7,461 ft
GPS: 39.998, -105.415 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Peter Franzen on Dec 31, 2000 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / 2021 Update - reopening Details

Description

The Lower Animal World crag contains a good selection of bolted sport routes, as well as a handful of moderate crack climbs. Middle Animal World has a good mix of difficulties on high-quality routes on a beautiful ledge.  Further to the east, the Upper Animal World cliff contains about 15 superb bolted sport climbs, with most falling in the 5.11-5.12+ range. A few will require either two ropes to get down, or need to be done a couple of pitches (bolted belay stations are provided for these climbs). The rock quality is fantastic, and all of the routes are well bolted and are of the highest quality.

L->R:

Lower Animal World
A. Aardvark, 9-, 1p, 50', gear or TR.
B1. Crack Corner, 7, 1p, 50', gear.
B2 or C. Triple Play, 10a, 1p, 50', gear & bolts.
D. Animal Riots Activist, 12-, 1p, 45', bolts.
E. Piles of Trials, 12, 1p, 40', bolts.
F. Automatic Choke, 12. 1p, 50', gear.
G. Cannabis Sportiva, 10, 1p, 100', bolts & gear.
H. Old Dihedral, 8, 1p, 45', gear.
I. Feeding The Beast (aka Beast Food), 12, 1p, 90', bolts & gear.
J. Joint Venture, 11-, 1-2p, 100', bolts.
above I & J. Beast Food Left, 12, 1p, 85', bolts.
above I & J.. Beast Food Right, 12, 1p, 85', bolts.
K. Gull Whackers, 8, 1p, 95', gear & bolts.
L. Animation, 8, 1p, 100', originally gear, now bolts.
M. Familiar Strangers, 8, 1p, 80', gear.
N. Unfamiliar Stranger, 9, 1p, 85', bolts & gear.

O. Cold Snap, 11-, 1p, 80', gear & bolts.
P. Free Willie, 11-, 1p, <100', bolts.
Q. Days of Future Passed, 12-, 1p, <100', bolts, fixed pro.
R. Threshold Of A Dream, 12-, 1p, 70', bolts.
S. Nice To Be Here, 11-, 1p, 70', bolts.
T. Reversal Roof, 13-, 1p, bolts.
U. Lovely to See You, 12, 1p, 70', gear & bolts.
V. Tuesday Afternoon, 11, 1p, 75', bolts.
W. Melancholy Man, 11, 1p, 75', bolts & sling.
X. Is It Ready Yet...Moe, 9+, 1p, 80', bolts & gear.
Y. We Don't Do Crack, 9-, 1p, 50', gear.
Z. Lazy Day, 9+, 1p, 50', bolts.
AA. Dihedral, 7, 2-3p, gear.
BB. Laurel & Hardy Meet Abbott & Costello, 9+, 1p, 50', bolts.
CC. Geritol Generation, 9-, 50', gear.

Middle Animal World:
DD.. Ride My See-saw, 10-, 80', gear & bolts.
EE. Wine & Roses, 10+, 60', gear.
FF. Talking Out Of Turn, 10-, 1-2p, 115', bolts.
GG1. Split Personality, 12, 1p, 95', bolts.
GG2. Isn't Life Strange, 11, 2p, 105', bolts.
HH. POS or P2 of Dihedral, 7, 2p, gear.
II. Crack, 1p, gear.
JJ. Strange Times, 10+, 60', gear & bolts.
KK. The Balance, 11-, 75', gear & bolts.
LL. Hope and Pray, 8, 60', gear & bolts.

Upper Animal World
A. Krakatoa, 10, 2p, gear.
B. The Fifth World, 12, 1p, gear.
BC. The Fifth Destiny, 12+, 1p, bolts +/- gear.
C. Hands of Destiny, 12+, 2p, 60m rope req'd, gear & bolts.
D. Animal Instinct, 12, 1p, 70', bolts.
E. Sundog, 12-, 1p, 60', bolts.
F. Evolution Revolution, 12, 1p, bolts.
G. Global Gorilla, 12, 1-3p, 170', bolts.
H. Animal Magnetism, 11, 1p, 110', bolts.
I. Animal Antagonizer, 13+?, 1p, bolts.
J. Cujo Magnetism, 12-, 1p, bolts.
K. Cujo Tranquilizer, 12-, 1p, 100', bolts.
L. Pit Bull Prowser, 13-, 1-2p, bolts.
M. Wandervogel, 11- R (crosses Cujo Tranquilizer), 2p, gear.
N. New Beginnings, 11, 1p, 70', bolts.
O. Blame it on a Rush of Blood to the Head, 11+, 3p, 150', bolts & gear.

P.? ??, 11, 1p, 70', gear & bolts.

Getting There

There are two ways to reach the Animal World cliffs. Park in the same pullout as the Boulderado (8.5 miles up the canyon, the parking is on the left just after a long sweeping right turn in the road), and walk up to the base of the Boulderado cliff. From the left (West) side of the Boulderado follow a trail straight up the hill until it branches right. Take this right turn (it should lead you above and behind the Boulderado cliff), until you see the Lower Animal World cliff up on your left.

To reach the Upper Animal World cliff, continue along the base of the Lower cliff (towards the right side of it) until you reach its end. The Upper cliff lies uphill and to the right of the Lower cliff. The upper cliff is almost 200 feet tall, and faces downhill.

A different approach can be made by walking right from the base of the Boulderado for 75 yards before heading straight uphill to the Upper cliff. Be EXTREMELY careful not to knock loose rocks down to the highway below, and while you're at it, try not to let yourself fall down onto the road either.

The parking area is at 39.997266, -105.416547

55 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Animal World

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 79
Baby Dog
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 916
Animation
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 226
Talking Out Of Turn
Sport 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 216
Cannabis Sportiva
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 383
Joint Venture
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 711
Free Willie
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 129
Isn't Life Strange
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 329
Animal Magnetism
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 74
Threshold Of A Dream
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 228
Animal Riots Activist
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 302
Days of Future Passed aka Our Fu…
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 69
Piles of Trials
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 105
Global Gorilla
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 78
Animal Instinct
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 83
Hands of Destiny
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Baby Dog Lower Animal World
 79
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Animation Lower Animal World
 916
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Talking Out Of Turn Middle Animal World
 226
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Cannabis Sportiva Lower Animal World
 216
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Sport
Joint Venture Lower Animal World
 383
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Free Willie Lower Animal World
 711
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Isn't Life Strange Middle Animal World
 129
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Animal Magnetism Upper Animal World
 329
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Threshold Of A Dream Lower Animal World
 74
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Animal Riots Activist Lower Animal World
 228
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Days of Future Passed aka O… Lower Animal World
 302
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Piles of Trials Lower Animal World
 69
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Global Gorilla Upper Animal World
 105
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Animal Instinct Upper Animal World
 78
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Hands of Destiny Upper Animal World
 83
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport 2 pitches
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