Elevation: 7,172 ft
GPS: 39.743, -105.408 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Greg Hand on Nov 28, 2015
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures 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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