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Routes in Serengeti Boulder

Type: Boulder, 15 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: AWinters on Oct 29, 2007
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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A brilliant line and one of the best moderates in the canyon.

Start on the undercling/sidepull fin on the left side of the overhanging face. Move up and right on sloped dishes up to a move off a high left-hand crimp to a sloper (crux). Gain the 'Africa Flake' (jugs/rest) and find nice positive pockets and edges to the top as the angle eases off.


Southeast face of the 'Serengeti Boulder', the first obvious boulder problem you see while approaching. Look for the Africa-shaped flake about 10 feet off the ground. This boulder problem faces down-canyon.


Euan Cameron
Mammoth Lakes
Euan Cameron   Mammoth Lakes  
A great problem. On busy weekends the crimps at the crux will get caked in chalk, so bring a brush - a soft one! Dec 29, 2007
AWinters   NH  
a model v5... Jan 17, 2009
Luke Bertelsen
Tucson, AZ
Luke Bertelsen   Tucson, AZ  
Two ways to do this one. If you're short the beta is harder than the tall person possibility. I did it both ways and found the way that bypasses the bad crimps easier by a grade at least. Mar 31, 2009
AdamB Bunger
Chattanooga, TN
AdamB Bunger   Chattanooga, TN
soooooo classic! Oct 11, 2009
C Miller   CA  
Serengeti on Youtube -… Dec 1, 2009
Serengti flip-flop ascent.… Oct 1, 2010
Why is every flake found on a climbing route called either the Africa flake or the Texas flake? Doesn't mother nature ever make any other shapes? Nov 23, 2010
Los Alamos, NM
Aerili   Los Alamos, NM
I wanna see some Rorschach flakes!

Edit: screw that, I wanna see some Pangaea/Gondwanaland flakes, come to think of it. Nov 26, 2010
Jason Chinchen
Bend, Oregon
Jason Chinchen   Bend, Oregon
Not sure I would call this a "brilliant line". Its not bad. Nov 27, 2010
Tim Steele
Bishop, CA.
Tim Steele   Bishop, CA.
yeah, ditto Jason's comment. This line is o.k., but it's not as good as many other moderates. Mr. Witty, Atari, Rene, Will's Arete, and the Gleaner are all better lines IMO. Jan 22, 2011
AdamB Bunger
Chattanooga, TN
AdamB Bunger   Chattanooga, TN
Andy Liu
Eastern Sierra
Andy Liu   Eastern Sierra
Super fun. Basically easy climbing with two challenging individual moves. The first can be unlocked through good technique. The second requires a little power and precision and is a bit height dependent. Aug 11, 2013
The High Country
Cocanower   The High Country
Fun! Both variations are good. Left variation definitely v5, whereas the right seems way easier. Jan 1, 2014
Garrett C
Garrett C   SL, UT
Doing the toe hook variation and going up and right seemed a bit easier than v5, but enough people have already claimed it a soft v5 so... However, I really enjoyed the moves on this one, including the nice jug filled top out. Feb 26, 2017

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