La Selva (Jungle Wall) Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Main routes on Jungle Wall. Photo taken February, ...
From fun, moderate single pitches to 15 pitch routes all the way to the summit, this is a great wall. Facing southeast, it's in the shade late in the day.
Jungle Wall has some of the longest 5.10 sport routes in the world, with the shortest approaches. Classics include:
- Jungle Mountaineering, 5.10a, 4 pitches. The first bolted route established at El Potrero, in 1989. A bit runout by modern standards.
- Yankee Clipper, 5.10b, 14 pitches, with an optional 15th pitch (5.12a) that goes to the very summit. Most people stop after 13 pitches.
- Space Boyz, 5.10d, 11 pitches. This El Potrero classic was bolted over the course of 52 weekends. That's dedication!
- Black Cat Bone, 5.10d, 9 pitches. Lots of varied climbing on this route, with each pitch different than the one before it.
Even doing just the first four or five pitches of these longer routes is a worthwhile adventure.
Since the routes start very close to the road, many climbers hang their packs from the first or second bolts of the route to keep them safe, especially on weekends.
It's the big wall immediately behind the picnic pavilion on the right side of the canyon. Routes start in "the jungle" of relatively verdant growth at ground level.
Climbing Season For the El Potrero Chico area.
Weather station 4.8 miles from here
19 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for La Selva (Jungle Wall):
CDC&J 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Jungle Boy 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Space Boyz 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 11 pitches, 1000'
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Yankee Clipper 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a North America
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This is a long moderate route with the 15th pitch being 5.12a. If you don't do the 15th pitch, it goes at 5.10b. I only did the first 14 pitches. We climbed with a single 60m rope and on the raps, we had the knot up against our belay devices multiple times. I recommend the 60m rope, a 70m would be an extra 10m * 14 * 2 = 280m of rope to manage. The rock is sharper the higher you go, until the 14th pitch...in shade and not as sharp. Here are the pitches as best I can remember:All pitches ar...[more] Browse More Classics in International
Marga on the second pitch of Yankee Clipper.
Marga on the fourth pitch of Yankee Clipper.
Greg and I on Jungle Mountaineering on the Jungle...
Mike Amato heading out to lead on Space Boyz.
La Selva wall. The route on the ride side of the ...
La Selva wall, with the spires off to the left.
From: Wayne, PA
Nov 20, 2011
Jungle MOuntaineering has been retro-bolted and is no longer run out.
By Seth Hogan
From: Frisco, Co
Jan 28, 2017
Be very careful not to climb under parties on this wall. Very loose big blocks on multiple ledges and some massive things fall off of this wall.