Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures & Rockfall Mitigation Project Details

Description

The name is inspired by my recent trip to South Africa. The Safari consists of a lower slab (The Little Five) and an upper cliff (The Big Five). The Little Five should become a good beginner area with several easy and well-protected slab climbs up to 100 feet in length. The Big Five was full of surprises. The climbing is moderate (<=5.10a), but every climb is filled with some amazing holds.

The spacious Sun Tan Ledge separates the Little Five from the Big Five. All Big Five routes begin from here. It can be approached by climbing one of the Little Five routes, or by hiking up the gully on the left and then making an easy but exposed traverse to the right.

Beware of cactus in the area.

It is probably one of the sunniest areas in the canyon. Like Other Critters & the Dog House, this cliff clears of snow quickly.

Getting There

It is located between Tunnels 5 & 6 in Clear Creek. This cliff is located left (upstream) of Other Critters. Approach as for The Dog House and Other Critters. As you reach the right side of Other Critters, the trail drops down to where Clyde begins. Continue traversing another 100 feet to a large pine tree. This is the bottom of The Little Five area.

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A. Bandos
Broomfield, CO
A. Bandos   Broomfield, CO
Along with Other Critters, this part of the canyon is destined to be a great place for beginners to get their feet wet. Only place in the country I can think of that developers spent so much time/money on bolting so many very easy climbs in close proximity. Dec 13, 2015
Jay Eggleston
Denver
Jay Eggleston   Denver
It's good that it is not in Jefferson County! Dec 13, 2015
Parker Wrozek
Denver, CO
Parker Wrozek   Denver, CO
I personally wouldn't climb the lower area if anyone is above you. Rock is just raining down off these climbs. Mostly small but some bigger stuff too. May 18, 2016
Visited The Safari last week and just wanted to say thank you to the developers for putting up such a good beginner area. The easy, bolted climbs make this place ideal for teaching lead climbing to beginners, and the anchor between the lower and upper walls also make it a great place to teach rappelling. Great work! May 15, 2017