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Bungle in the Jungle S 
Cougar Whisperer, The S,TR 
Green Tornado, The S 
Jungle Beaver S 
Jungle Love S 
Jungle Mountaineering S 
Lost in the Jungle S 
Man in the Yellow Hat  S 
Mowgli S 
Welcome to the Jungle S 

The Jungle Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: kevin fox on Aug 7, 2010

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This is a new area for me. The Jungle is in the new Tod Anderson book, "Rampart Range Rocks". Tod did a great job on the description and is located in the lower west side of the book.

Getting There 

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From Denver, the best way to reach Devils's Head is to take CO Highway 85 south to Sedalia. Then head west on CO Highway 67 to the North entrance of the park, about 10 miles. The ranger station booth marks the North end of FR 300, the Rampart Range Road. Take this South for approximately 9 miles to the turn off for Devil's Head campground and the Fire Tower. Be aware that the Rampart Range Road will be closed from the first Monday in December to sometime in April due to snow pack.

From Colorado Springs, FR 300 can be reached from the Garden of The Gods, but is a fairly torturous 20 miles North. Once at the parking lot, head up the tourist trail toward the Fire Tower about 1.5 miles. At a saddle well below the Fire Tower, the trail forks right (to the tower) and left to the Zinn Overlook. Head for the Zinn Overlook along a well-defined climber's trail. At the overlook, trails will fork directly toward the Headstone formation (left) and right, through the woods, toward the Red Wall, Starcastle, and The Shaft.

One must leave the tourist trail at the split rail fence and head south from there.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.4 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Jungle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Jungle:
Mowgli   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Welcome to the Jungle   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Lost in the Jungle   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   
Jungle Love   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Jungle Mountaineering   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 3 pitches   
Man in the Yellow Hat    5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
The Cougar Whisperer   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 3 pitches   
The Green Tornado   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Jungle Beaver   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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By Tzilla Rapdrilla
Sep 15, 2010
The directions contained in the second paragraph of this description are for the older established areas in the East Valley. As noted in the 3rd paragraph, to get to the Jungle one must stay on a course due south from the parking lot. This whole area is very complicated and the forest often blocks views of the crags. That's why the guidebook has detailed written descriptions, multiple maps and pictures of key landmarks.
By Alexander Tomaszewicz
Jul 4, 2011
After passing the fence, there is a split. Follow the right, LSW trail. Then after awhile there is a split go left, CH. R. trail. Then there is a split with a sign for the jungle.
By BameR
From: golden, co
Oct 24, 2011
This area might be more easily accessed from mile marker 10 as it's only about 400 yards from Wipeyur Buttress to the east through the aspen grove. Very scenic area.
By Rob Culbertson
Jun 20, 2015
After reading these comments, I downloaded Rakkup and purchased the digital (thought I'd also be getting the print version as it is pictured) guide. For the most part, the "getting there" descriptions to most of the crags are extremely vague e.g. "take the old 1800s trail from Jackson Creek to the fire tower"?????? Well, if you're a regular down there, you might know where this trail is - and likely wouldn't even need to buy the guide. Most guides are purchased by someone going to an area for the first or second time, so authors might want to spend a little more time on trail and crag descriptions.
By Rob Price
From: Seattle, WA
Jul 1, 2015
Rob, not sure if you'd found this already, but every route in Rakkup guides has turn by turn GPS navigation -- not just coordinates of the climb itself but all the trails, with guidance similar to a car GPS even when you don't have cell signal. We thought rather than encourage authors to put it into words, we'd ask them to do some map-making instead to make it easier on climbers. Also, you can buy the digital and print books together at a bundle price, on our website. The digital book is more up to date, naturally. Tod's also done a nice job reflecting current reality here on Mountain Project (albeit not with the detail and GPS and photos and topos in Rakkup).
Please don't hesitate to email here or via our website if you have more questions or feedback, we appreciate it! It isn't fair to carry on a longer conversation on MP, but I wanted to address your chief concerns and let you know we're here listening.

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