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Animal Husbandry S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Armadillo S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Aviary S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Cannonball S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Chimp S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Edgehog S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Geezers Go Sport S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hippocrite S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Jail Bird S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Lynx Jinx S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Monkey in the Middle S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
On Beyond Zebra! S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
One Brick Shy S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Put Me In The Zoo S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Scar Tissue S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Skin The Cat S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Zoo Keeper S 5.14a/b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Eric Lowe
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Shared By: lee hansche on Mar 22, 2008
Admins: saxfiend, Jason Halladay, Shirtless Mike

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Description

Climb the steep and sequential overhanging pockets to a series of big powerful moves between jugs and pretty good holds... the crux is a huge undercling move that links two big huecos across a blank face... The moves above there are still big and hard but not as bad, so long as you can keep your cool and not get pumped...

I was able to get a little rest in the form or an OK horizontal knee bar and a jug before the crux move... with a knee pad and the right size leg it could be a really good rest indeed...

I found this to be a super fun route that rivals the more popular Ro Shampo across the street at Road Side Crag... they are both full quality but if you don't dig the crowds maybe this is your 5.12a... This one might be harder for those without a long reach...

Location

All the way left in the Zoo amphitheater there are two steep pocket and hueco routes Hippocrite is the left one with the bigger huecos with blankness between...

Protection

4 bolts to chain anchors with steel fixed lockers...
sehirs83
  5.12a
sehirs83  
  5.12a
I got on it 9/29/17 and there was a huge wasp nest to the right of the climb, between the third and fourth bolts. I fell going to the anchors and the wasps attacked.. so beware! Sep 29, 2017
Andy Hansen
Longmont, Colorado
  5.12a
Andy Hansen   Longmont, Colorado
  5.12a
This route is dope. It's actually nice that it's so short because it is so powerful. Making the crux move is satisfying on two levels; the first being that you've stuck the move and you're thinking to yourself, "Man, I am a cool guy (or girl) now!" and the second being that you get a rest and you're almost done with the route! Nov 10, 2010
ziggy  
still working this one. for your reference my main mistake on this route has been clipping the 3rd bolt from a really bad stance and subsequently being unable to make the crux move. I think i got that one figured out now. Nov 18, 2009
Every hold is a jug, the rock is perfect, and the moves are great. 4 stars! Nov 2, 2008