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Elevation: 7,384 ft 2,251 m
GPS: 39.99752, -105.41522
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This is the "main", most popular section of Animal World that you arrive at first. It contains many of the classics such as Animation and Free Willie, and with a wide range of grades, well-bolted routes, and great sun exposure all year, this is a deservedly crowded place.

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Park in the same pullout as the Boulderado (8.5 miles up the canyon, the large parking is on the left just after a long sweeping right turn in the road), walk up the road past the Boulderado cliff, and find the trail at the "Slow Vehicles Stay Left" sign. Follow a trail straight up the hill until it branches right (look for cairns) above the Boulderado. Cross easy slabs, and go across level-ish terrain until you get to the routes.

L->R:

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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.

J1. 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.

J2. Blockhead, 12, 1p, 85', bolts.

K. Gull Whackers, 8, 1p, 95', gear & bolts.

LJ2. Baby Blockhead, 9, 1p, 90', gear & bolts.

L. Baby Dog, 7, 1p, 90', bolts.

M. Animation, 8, 1p, 100', originally gear, now bolts.

N. Familiar Strangers, 8, 1p, 80', gear.

O. Unfamiliar Stranger, 9, 1p, 85', bolts & gear.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lower 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
 186
Baby Dog
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 1,077
Animation
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 86
Familiar Strangers
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 615
Unfamiliar Strangers
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 304
Is It Ready Yet...Moe
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 250
Cannabis Sportiva
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 443
Joint Venture
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 892
Free Willie
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
 4
Automatic Choke
Trad, TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 85
Threshold Of A Dream
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 272
Animal Riots Activist
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 376
Days of Future Passed aka Our Fu…
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 33
Feeding The Beast (aka Beast Food)
Trad, Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 81
Piles of Trials
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 45
Blockhead
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Baby Dog
 186
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Animation
 1,077
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Familiar Strangers
 86
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Unfamiliar Strangers
 615
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Is It Ready Yet...Moe
 304
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Cannabis Sportiva
 250
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Sport
Joint Venture
 443
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Free Willie
 892
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Automatic Choke
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R Trad, TR
Threshold Of A Dream
 85
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Animal Riots Activist
 272
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Days of Future Passed aka O…
 376
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Feeding The Beast (aka Beas…
 33
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
Piles of Trials
 81
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Blockhead
 45
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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