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Elevation: 7,292 ft 2,223 m
GPS: 39.99846, -105.41397
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Upper Animal World is home to a host outoutstanding hard climbs. This is a top destination for 5.12 sport climbers in Boulder Canyon. The rock faces east and has more shade than other parts of Animal World.

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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 of the Lower Animal World.

Pass all the routes and when they peter out, just continue east on the trail a couple hundred yards staying mostly level (don't go uphill to Middle Animal World).

L->R:

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A. Krakatoa, 10, 2p, gear.
B. The Fifth World, 12, 1p, gear.
BC. The Fifth Destiny, 12+, 1p, bolts +/- gear.
C. Hands of Destiny, 12+, 2p, 60m rope req'd, gear & bolts.
D. Animal Instinct, 12, 1p, 70', bolts.
E. Sundog, 12-, 1p, 60', bolts.
F. Evolution Revolution, 12, 1p, bolts.
G. Global Gorilla, 12, 1-3p, 170', bolts.
H. Animal Magnetism, 11, 1p, 110', bolts.
I. Animal Antagonizer, 13+?, 1p, bolts.
J. Cujo Magnetism, 12-, 1p, bolts.
K. Cujo Tranquilizer, 12-, 1p, 100', bolts.
L. Pit Bull Prowser, 13-, 1-2p, bolts.
M. Wandervogel, 11- R (crosses Cujo Tranquilizer), 2p, gear.
N. New Beginnings, 11, 1p, 70', bolts.
O. Blame it on a Rush of Blood to the Head, 11+, 3p, 150', bolts & gear.

P.? ??, 11, 1p, 70', gear & bolts.

15 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Animal World

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 418
Animal Magnetism
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 25
New Beginnings
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 12
Gorillas in Our Midst (P1 of Glo…
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 83
Sundog
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 67
Cujo Tranquilizer
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 21
Evolution Revolution
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 30
The Fifth World
Trad, Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 113
Global Gorilla
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 100
Animal Instinct
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 104
Hands of Destiny
Sport 2 pitches
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 18
Pit Bull Prowser
Sport 2 pitches
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 5
Closer To God
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Animal Magnetism
 418
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
New Beginnings
 25
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Gorillas in Our Midst (P1 o…
 12
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Sundog
 83
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Cujo Tranquilizer
 67
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Evolution Revolution
 21
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Fifth World
 30
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad, Sport
Global Gorilla
 113
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Animal Instinct
 100
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Hands of Destiny
 104
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport 2 pitches
Pit Bull Prowser
 18
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport 2 pitches
Closer To God
 5
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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