Elevation: 7,384 ft
GPS: 39.998, -105.415 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nick Wilder on Jun 2, 2018
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / 2021 Update - reopening Details

Description

The 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.

Getting There

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:

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.

J. 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.

K. Gull Whackers, 8, 1p, 95', 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
 49
Baby Dog
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 56
Familiar Strangers
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 877
Animation
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 481
Unfamiliar Strangers
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 238
Is It Ready Yet...Moe
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 215
Cannabis Sportiva
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 377
Joint Venture
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 689
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
 74
Threshold Of A Dream
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 219
Animal Riots Activist
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 29
Feeding The Beast (aka Beast Food)
Trad, Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 294
Days of Future Passed aka Our Fu…
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 69
Piles of Trials
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 37
Blockhead
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Baby Dog
 49
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Familiar Strangers
 56
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Animation
 877
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Unfamiliar Strangers
 481
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Is It Ready Yet...Moe
 238
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Cannabis Sportiva
 215
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Sport
Joint Venture
 377
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Free Willie
 689
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
 74
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Animal Riots Activist
 219
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Feeding The Beast (aka Beas…
 29
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
Days of Future Passed aka O…
 294
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Piles of Trials
 69
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Blockhead
 37
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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