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Lost in the Jungle 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 3 pitches, 250'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Chris Perkins Todd Leeson, Summer 2009
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Submitted By: Jay Eggleston on Jan 6, 2011

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Looking down the third pitch.

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This is a three pitch moderate line up the right hand side of The Jungle formation. The first pitch starts on the mellow slab and pulls a small roof about halfway up at a small, right-facing corner. 5.6, 7 bolts.

The second pitch starts above the belay and angles left over easy ground to a ledge below a crack in a steep wall. This wide, arching crack is the crux. 5.9, 9 bolts.

The third pitch is short and heads up a slab on good holds. When the angle eases off, a bolt anchor is found to the left. 5.7, 6 bolts.


This is the furthest right bolted line at The Jungle. It starts downhill from the other routes near a large pine tree next to the slab. To get down, walk off to the right or rappel. If rappelling, descend to the second belay and then rappel The Green Tornado which is climber's left of Lost in the Jungle. A single rope, even a 70m, is not long enough to rappel from the second anchors to those atop the first pitch. Do not rappel the lower part of the route without two ropes.


Bolts. There are fixed anchors atop each pitch.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching the crux roof on the first pitch.
Approaching the crux roof on the first pitch.

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By percious
From: Bear Creek, CO
Apr 21, 2011
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

FA: Chris Perkins Todd Leeson, Summer 2009.

The crux pitch, the left-leaning crack, was done without bolts on the FA.

On the second pitch of the FA, I told DD that I was going to step up "here" place a piece of gear, see if we needed any bolts and then move up, pointing to a large, pointy hold. I then proceeded to grab aforementioned hold, and pulled off a large sliver of rock bigger than my arm. Gotta be careful out there!
By teece303
From: Highlands Ranch, CO
May 28, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I loved this route. Pitch 1 is very leisurely. The crux on the second pitch is awesome but stout and committing. It climbs like a trad climb, and it's long. I loved it. Pitch 3 was a fun finish.
By Chris Ilg
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 18, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Great route! The crux 5.9 section as you near the top of the second pitch is stout, esp. if you are not familiar with this type of rock and/or South Platte climbing styles. When you get to this crux, you will be standing on a massive ledge, and you can just stand there and look at what you've got to negotiate next. I elected to bring my second up to this ledge as it is kind of high up on the pitch and out of sight of the belayer quite a bit below. With my belayer now on the massive ledge with me, I started up the this crux section of about 3 bolts. Be careful to get the second bolt off the ledge, as it would be an ankle buster back onto the ledge if you blow that clip. The climbing through this section is very aesthetic, and the experienced South Platte climber will really enjoy it. Others may find it a bit strenuous for the grade, as I did. Also, we rapped the route with a 70m. The second rap, from the anchors of the second belay station to the anchors of the first belay station stretched the 70m to its max. Thankfully I had put knots in the ends! With the knots jammed against my belay device, I was able to reach down and clip the anchors with my personal anchor system. I then had to climb up a move or two to get the rope out of my belay device. If you don't have a 70m, don't rap the route this way. As advised in the description, either walk off or rap towards The Green Tornado for the second rap. Even with a 70m, you may want to rap toward the Green Tornado on the second rappel.
By Kurtis Anderson
Oct 16, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

A fun pseudo-adventure route for Devil's Head. I mistakenly missed the second pitch anchors and linked the last two pitches with a 60m. Also, because of the linkage, I had to run out the last 4 bolts with 1 draw (borderline Type 3 fun because of some gnarly rope drag). It was just enough for me to get to the top ledge - about 20 feet shy of the top anchors - and get somewhat secured while my belay partner un-anchored and climbed up to the first bolt on the second pitch. That allowed enough rope for me to reach the anchors and rapidly set up a top belay for my partner (although he was already in the first bolt with a draw directly from his belay loop, by the time I reached the anchors). DON'T MISS THE ANCHORS ON THE SECOND PITCH! My partner, admittedly, said he didn't spot the anchors until he was above them, looking down. It would be a fun and safe link with a 70m and enough draws, I'm sure! We elected to walk off the back to the left, took no more than 10-15 minutes to get back to the base of Lost in the Jungle.

All in all, a one and done route for me - although the view of Pike's Peak from the top is hard to duplicate!

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