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Living with the Apes S 
Monkey Wrench, The S 
Primate Studies S 

The Zoo Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.9991, -105.4145 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Peter Franzen on Jan 1, 2001
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Description 

This rock only has three routes on it, and is worth looking at if the nearby Animal World is crowded. The rock is 75 feet tall, but topropes are not easily set up as the anchors lie about 10 feet below the top.

L->R:

A. Never Was Been?, 11, 1p, bolts & gear.
B. Living With Apes, 12-, 1p, bolts & gear.
C. Primate Studies, 12, 1p, bolts.
D. Monkey Wrench, 11, 1p, bolts.

Getting There 

From the base of the Upper Animal World cliff, walk right until you reach the end of the cliff. Head up the hill at this point, and make your way slightly to the right. The Zoo lies about 150 yards from the Upper Animal World cliff. It is farily well hidden by trees, but an intrepid bushwacker should have no trouble finding it.

Climbing Season

For the Boulder Canyon area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For The Zoo
Rock Climbing Photo: Gino @ the crux.

Primate Studies 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Colorado : Boulder Canyon : The Zoo
This route starts about 10 feet to the right of 'Living With the Apes,' and starts by climbing up a flaring crack. This is followed by tricky slab climbing for the remainder of the route. The technical crux is down low, but be careful of that last move! 'Living With the Apes' and this route both share anchors. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By David A. Turner
Nov 7, 2004
Very tranquil location. There is a faint trail from Upper Animal that keeps the bushwack factor low.
By Pinklebear
Aug 7, 2011
Summer shade after 2 p.m. The 11c and 12a, which finish at the same anchor, are quite nice.

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