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Primate Highway 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Bruce Lella, 1970s?
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Submitted By: Grant Bryans on May 3, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Tim monkeys his way up "Primate Highway"...


Start the same as Simians to the Sun, but about halfway up bust right at the roof and then go up to the belay of Simians. This has been said to be a little run out.


East Animas rack and draws.

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By chosspector
From: San Juans, CO
Nov 17, 2009

This route has steep moves on good rock with some interesting gear between good bolts. Makes a good direct start to Watch Crystal Crack or Simians.
By e Dixon
From: Durango, Colorado
Jul 5, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Agree that linking this into the Watch Crystal Crack makes for a stellar pitch.
By Dylan Weldin
From: Athens, OH
Mar 30, 2012
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13

I wonder why Kozak "bombed" this route...?

The movement is similar and the climbing is as fun as Apes, Durangotan, Crime and Punishment, etc. Just a few pieces of gear recommended and otherwise enjoyable bolted climbing.

-#6/7 BD nut (don't remember)
-(1) 0.75
-(1) 0.5
-(1) 0.4
-Green Alien.
By Ian Altman
From: CO
Dec 9, 2015
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

We modernized this great route in 2007 and replaced the original bashies and angle iron hangers that Bruce Lella had placed in the '70s with 4" Rawl bolts and stainless hangers. If you happen to see this Bruce, I still have your hangers if you want them back. You can still make out your signature on them!

Also think this route makes for a great single pitch linkup to Simians to the Sun. It's direct, and with modern ropes, it makes for an outstanding long pitch!

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