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Routes in The Old Zoo

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, 80 ft
FA: John Bronaugh and Stacy Temple, 1992
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Shared By: James Otey on Mar 25, 2008
Admins: saxfiend, Jason Halladay, Shirtless Mike

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Description

About thirty feet left of 'One Brick Shy,' and the huge central amphitheater of the zoo, you will find this impressive line of bolts over a gradually overhanging face. This route has three main sections, all split up by no hands rests. Start up the slightly overhanging bulge, cranking your way through jugs until the first ledge is reached. Bring a medium sized cam and place it here for optional protection, for there is a moderate runout (on easy terrain however) to the next bolt. After a nice rest, embark on part II of your journey, the steepest (and most juggy)section to another smaller ledge. The final section holds the crux for many, for although the angle lessens slightly, holds become smaller and more scarce. Efficient climbing and good resting will eventually bring you to the final, lower angle top section where the chains will be waiting.

Location

30 feet right of the huge steep amphitheater that resides in the middle of the zoo.

Protection

9 Bolts- Optional pro at first ledge in the form of a medium sized cam.

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EthanC  
The re-bolting makes this awesome route a lot less intimidating. Thanks! Aug 12, 2015
DrRockso
Red River Gorge, KY
DrRockso   Red River Gorge, KY
Updated with SS Glue-ins 2/8/2015. No more run out or trad gear necessary. Bolt count remains 9 plus anchors. Thanks ASCA! Feb 8, 2015
Ben Rodes
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.11b
Ben Rodes   Salt Lake City, UT
  5.11b
A #1 Camalot fits nicely in the crack above the third bolt to protect the runout. Nov 7, 2013