Type: Sport, 5 pitches
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Shared By: Curt MacNeill on May 4, 2014
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is the incredible feat of "sending" all five of the sport routes on the popular north face of dinosaur rock in a single day. This includes from left to right: Pretty in Pinkler, The Shaft, Patience Face, Milkbone, and Ultrasaurus.

I know my buddy Bart "the Crusher" Paul did it way back in the day, but I am not sure if anyone else has. I'm assuming some of the prolific Flatiron's route developers such as Matt Samet have done this as well, but I am not really sure? Candidates for sending Jurassic Park should be really strong, really fit, or have the routes on total lockdown. I think this feat is rad enough that it merits a designation on Mountainproject. Fitness is the name of the game for Jurassic Park. Given that 4 of the 5 climbs are roughly 100 feet long, are pumpy, and all have redpoint cruxes near the top, I think doing all of them clean in a day is quite a challenge. My buddy Chris Taylor who was also trying to do "Dino in a Day" coined the term Jurassic Park, and it just kind of stuck. I would love to hear from others in the climbing community who have done this or tried. It would be very interesting to hear who did this first and what year it was. It's hard to quantify the difficulty of this accomplishment, but I would say that sending all 5 routes is somewhere in the solid 5.13 realm.

Nonetheless, Jurassic Park should be on every strong climbers tick list! Enjoy the challenge, and don't get too pumped....


This is on the North side of Dinosaur Rock.


Fixed anchors - lots and lots of bolts.

Bring every quickdraw you own, and maybe borrow all your friends draws as well. You get extra credit for making people carry your 15 lb. sling of draws up to the crag.


Mike Humphries
Arvada, CO
Mike Humphries   Arvada, CO
It's the Flatirons "Chain Gang" equivalent. I dig it!!! May 15, 2014
Garrett Bales
Lake City, CO
Garrett Bales   Lake City, CO
Do we really want to start posting link ups on the site? Could get out of control.... Jun 17, 2014
Denver Colorad
ANGUS WIESSNER   Denver Colorad
A link-up would be starting on one climb and finishing on another that is not what this is. This is what I call a classic combo five hard routes in 24 hours. Logistics would definitely be key. Be psyched one day to tick this combo.

I love combos in climbing and canyoneering makes for a killer day!!!

In Escalante, Utah, my friend Aaron Smith and I did this with the Egypt slot canyons Egypt 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 all in 24 hours made for a killer day and had never been done before. At first, we just joked about it, then we got serious and figured out the logistics to get it done. Completed the day in 17 hours. Biggest best day of canyoneering ever.

Another combo I got my eye on is the Zion combo which would be Moonlight Buttress, 12d, or aid tallest sandstone route in world, then over to South Fork of Taylor Creek for the three classic Conrad Anker routes Half Route, 10d; Huecos Rancheros, 12c; and Namaste, 12a; long sport routes. Bring your 80 meter rope. Then over to the heart of Zion for Heaps Canyon, Zion's best slot canyon. 20 rappels. The final drop is 290 feet! Four sections of Narrow's wetsuit or dry suit recomemded. Anyone who knows Zion will tell you Heaps and Phantom Valley are the heart of Zion.

You would be doing Zions best big wall crack climb. The three best sport climbs in Zion, all classic and a great combo in itself in a day. Then Zion's most classic and difficult slot canyon, Heaps Canyon.

That's my Zion dream combo, and don't forget Alex Honnold's combo: the triple in Yosemite. Huge! Jun 8, 2017
Boulder, CO
MauryB   Boulder, CO
Honnold and Carlo Traversi both doing this onsight on a misty/rainy day was more than impressive to watch. Jun 26, 2017