Elevation: 6,837 ft
GPS: 38.619, -105.239 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 11,110 total · 196/month
Shared By: MJM on Mar 26, 2016 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Welcome to The Zoo
This is the first wall at the Far Side when approaching from the parking lot and can be seen from the lot.

Warning: This is a NEWER area, so BEWARE of loose rock!
When in doubt, wear a HELMET!
Some climbs have high first bolts. When in doubt, use a stickclip!

Character
All climbs are on the west side of the the canyon. That means, a.m. sun with p.m. shade (1:30). Shelf easy and moderate climbing is found here.

Conditions
Winter: good but could become cold after around noon or so.
Spring: great in the morning, great in the afternoon with rising temps
Summer: hot in the a.m. and hot but shaded in the p.m. The gnats can be unbearable!
Fall: a.m. is ok. p.m. is great.

Getting There

#1 - Entering the Sand Gulch climbing area, make a sharp left just past the cattle guard.

This is a some what long and winding road. Once up and out of the short, rocky dip in the wash, bear right, and find the big parking area just after the “No Overnight Parking / Day Use Only” sign and park on the left. This is the backside Gallery parking area. Locate the trail near the bottom of the parking area.

Find the trail, and hike it to the well-signed intersection Far Side (L) & Mural Wall (R) signs. At the sign, go left, and follow the great trail uphill following several switchbacks. The final switchback is marked by 4 large stone steps just downhill from the wall. Hike just past these and find a cairn on the left. Follow the rough trail left to the wall.

#2 - Park at the Gallery parking lot proper.

Hike the trail past campsite #10 down the great trail and to the backside Gallery Parking Area. The Gallery trail is to the far right.

Follow above directions.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Zoo at the Far Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 18
Game Warden
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 23
Pet Detective
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
Jungle Boogie
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
Monkey Jungle
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Duck Soup
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 19
Pet Peeves
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 14
Scorpions
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 21
Jurassic Parking Lot
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 13
Zoo York Kitty
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 18
Petting Zoo
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 31
Catitude
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Game Warden
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Pet Detective
 23
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Jungle Boogie
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Monkey Jungle
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Duck Soup
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Pet Peeves
 19
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Scorpions
 14
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Jurassic Parking Lot
 21
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Zoo York Kitty
 13
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Petting Zoo
 18
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Catitude
 31
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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