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Elevation: 1,031 ft
GPS: 37.73475, -83.66162
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Shared By: Will Wright on Sep 22, 2015
Admins: Shirtless Mike, DrRockso RRG, Luke Cornejo, Billy Simek

Description Suggest change

Hike as for the Zoo but split right upon reaching the arch. The New Zoo will be the obvious large wall on the left side of this trail, maybe 100 yards ahead. The first route encountered is the great arete climb, Sidewinder.

Many of the routes here are characterized by thin boulder problems down low, followed by easier crimping on iron up top.

Getting There Suggest change

From the parking area, hike west/southwest towards the river. Apparently there used to be a log crossing over this river but that no longer exists. Take your shoes off, ford the river and find the climber's trail on the other side. Scramble up a very steep, rooty section of trail just right of a side drainage/ravine and continue steeply uphill for another five minutes.
When you reach a small arch at the top of the trail go to the right (do not pass through the arch or go around it to the left). The New Zoo will be the first routes you encounter after going right at the arch. The New Zoo area begins with the route Sidewinder (5.12b).

If you continue along the wall beyond the The New Zoo, down the hill and down around the cave area, you get to a newer area called the Bird Cage Sector. The Bird Cage Sector begins with the route Sons of Perdition (5.12a).

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Classic Climbing Routes at The New Zoo

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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 118
Barrel Full of Monkeys
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
Monkey's Egg
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 47
Hippopotomoose
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 17
BabaBooey
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 28
Sendex 147
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 23
Sparkling Jackass
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 9
Sidewinder
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 7
Honey Badger
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 7
Speedy Gonzalez
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Barrel Full of Monkeys
 118
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Monkey's Egg
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Hippopotomoose
 47
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
BabaBooey
 17
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Sendex 147
 28
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Sparkling Jackass
 23
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Sidewinder
 9
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Honey Badger
 7
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Speedy Gonzalez
 7
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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