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The Little Five

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Ant Lion S 
Buffalo Weaver S 
Elephant Shrew S 
Elephant Weaver S 
Kruger T 
Leopard Tortoise S 
Pumbaa S 
Rhino Beetle S 

The Little Five Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.74337, -105.40836 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Little Five 0. Pumbaa, 5.4, 5 bolts. 1. Eleph...

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The Little Five has well-protected, easy, slab climbs.

A. Pumbaa, 4, 1p, 40', bolts.
B. Elephant Shrew, 4, 1p, 60', bolts.
BC. Elephant Weaver, 7, 1p, 60', TR.
C. Buffalo Weaver, 4, 1p, 60', bolts.
D. Leopard Tortoise, 3, 1p, 90', bolts.
E. Kruger, 2, 1p, 100', gear.
F. Rhino Beetle, 3, 1p, 100', bolts.
G. Ant Lion, 5, 1p, 100', bolts.

Getting There 

This is the lower slab at the Safari area. The climbing begins near the large pine tree. The routes end on Sun Tan Ledge.

Climbing Season

For the The Safari area.

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

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By David Tennant
From: Denver, CO
Jan 4, 2016
If you'd like to setup a toprope, the Sun Tan Ledge is accessible, but with 3rd/4th class if you cut far left to easier terrain. There's a picture on the main Safari page that shows it. It definitely would be a little scary as a beginner climber.

Good winter crag, but seriously watch for the abundance of cacti. Everyone in our group found a okay amount of spines in our hands.

For early January, the crag came into sun around 10:30-11am and was plenty warm, I was in a t-shirt real quick once the sun was out.
By John Wanner
Jun 16, 2017
Approach: there are two options to get to Little Five on The Safari. The MP site for that area suggests going up the trail off the highway towards The Dog House and Other Critters, then traversing another 100 feet or so beyond those areas, but I think there’s a better way as that trail is very loose, fairly steep and somewhat exposed. Here’s my suggestion which does involve some third class on pretty solid rock:

The approach trail splits almost immediately off the highway. Take the lower trail that more-or-less follows Clear Creek until you pass a large pine tree at the base of the first wash you come to. Go towards the far side of the wash, and you should see a cairn built on top of a large boulder with a faint trail heading up the wash. Follow that trail as well as you can, looking to your right until you see a black band of rock. Move onto the black band, and climb on very large holds until you are at the top of the band. You will be on a fairly flat ledge system. Follow it to the right around two large boulders. If you’re in the right place, there will be a large, flat, black rock on one of them with a few smaller gold colored rocks on it, another cairn. Move up at the second boulder towards the large pine at the base of The Little Five, on about 30 feet of loose rock and dirt, the longest stretch of loose trail until you get to the pine and the belay point for the 3 climbs farthest right on the face.

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