Type: Sport, 170 ft
FA: P1: Rick Leitner, Ken Trout, and Kirk Miller. Extended by: Mark Rolofson and Rick Leitner, 1997
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Shared By: Peter Franzen on Apr 13, 2001 with improvements by Kirk Miller
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Global Gorilla climbs up a prominent arete on the Upper Animal World cliff. As you are walking from the left side of the cliff to the right, the route lies on the second arete on the wall.

It starts by climbing up a thin seam in a small dihedral before moving up and right to the arete. This route is absolutely fantastic. Well-bolted on fantastic high-quality rock, every inch is enjoyable. The first [section] (often done alone without continuing on the second and third [sections]) is solid 5.11b and is a great lead. Some tricky sequences and delicate moves up an arete are sure to leave you smiling. The second and third [sections] weigh in at 5.12b/c and 5.12b respectively, and require some powerful moves up an overhanging face. If you're feeling really strong, try linking all 3 [sections] for a burly 160 feet 5.12c! Just make sure you have 2 60m ropes to get down with.


If the route is done as one pitch, it is 160 ft. long and has 24 bolts with a 2 bolt anchor. It can be done in 3 pitches as well, so only 11 quickdraws are needed. The first pitch is the longest at 75 ft., so it can be done on a 50m rope.