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Jungle Gym

This route is located in the Southern Region at The Playground

Capture the Flag

2 votes

Monkey Bars 5.10a (Sport) ****

First Ascent: John Bronaugh in 2004
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This route begins just right of Jungle Gym. Climb up through nice pockets and jugs to big moves on steep rock toward the top.
Moves: Crimps or Edges
Descent: Ring anchors
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: RRGCC

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Submitted by: tradotto
Date: Mar 22nd, 2011

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 18th, 2005


andy_lemon said on August 26th, 2004
This route is wicked awesome!
mryan said on January 2nd, 2005
Beware of the left hand anchor bolt. The rock around bolt has three cracks coming from it. One crack straight up at 12:00 one crack at 9:00 and one crack at 3:00 When you tap on the rock it sounds hollow. Also the ring around the bolt cantilevers off the rock when you put a load on it. This bolt will not last long on such a great climb.
Dink Dink said on March 31st, 2005
Very apt name. This climb was a blast. Rock was still breaking off when I climbed it, but that's been a long while ago.
Meadows said on May 20th, 2005
Pumpy and fun!!
Don McGlone said on November 28th, 2005
The left had anchor that mryan mentioned is really bad now. The rock has blown from around the bolt. Needs replaced immediately.
rhunt said on March 20th, 2006
I just want to second that....left anchor is pretty bad.
Captain Bad Beta said on October 10th, 2006
Great route... tons of fun... Huge holds to get you up the steep finish. Some the moves are big too adding to the fun. All clipping holds are huge. Great fun.
Anonymous said on October 20th, 2006
I climbed this route on the weekend and managed to make all of the moves without taknig a fall or hanging on the rope. October 14th is the day that I did this and many other climbers saw this done.
heacocis said on July 23rd, 2007
Climbed this today. I'm tall, but felt I had to make some dynamic moves. But, maybe that was only because it was the last route of a long weekend. Anyway, the anchors looked and felt totally solid, so don't worry about the above comments.
rhunt said on July 23rd, 2007
so the anchors were fixed heacocis? or you just *think* they are good? I mean no disrespect but unless those anchors were worked on sometime before you climbed the route on 7/23/07 then they are not "totally solid".
Anonymous said on July 24th, 2007
Good point rhunt. No, I do not know that they were replaced or worked on (especially since no comments above mention it), but I do know that I took a long time while at the top to inspect them. The left bolt felt solidly imbedded into the rock (i.e. it didn't wiggle, spin, or anything else), and I didn't notice any obvious rock deformation around the bolt. Based on the above comments, I was expecting an obvious bad-looking bolt/anchor, which I didn't find. However, I did not knock on the rock or stick me face right down next to the rock to get a super close-up inspection; it was the last climb of a long weekend and we needed to get going. So, let me rephrase my above comment and say that while I have no proof that the anchor was replaced/worked on, I felt fine using it upon inspection of it. If someone is up there and takes a closer look, please inform us all of your assessment.
pigsteak said on July 24th, 2007
you'd know if it was replaced. you'd see the old bolt hole.
Anonymous said on August 28th, 2007
A new anchor bolt has been added to replace the bad bolt. There are now three anchor bolts installed. heacocis if you looked at that bolt and "didn't notice any obvious rock deformation around the bolt", you need to take a second look. Don Mclone's comments are right on target, the rock is blown out all around the top of the bolt about an inch back from the hanger.
heacocis said on August 28th, 2007
Thanks, someone, for replacing the bolt. Obviously I did miss the problem rock around the bolt. Like I said, it was the last route of a long weekend, I was tired, and it was getting dark. However, I did inspect the bolt by grabbing it, pulling on it, etc., and it felt solid in the rock. Regardless, thanks again for taking the time to inspect it and fix it.
dbrayack said on September 4th, 2007
someone really should chop that old anchor bolt at the top....I almost clipped looks pretty bad.
Andrew said on September 4th, 2007
If it is really in bad shape then you should be able to chop it with your fingers, so it must not be in that bad of shape.
keegan540 said on June 22nd, 2008
Even though they were jugs it felt just a little sustained to me.
NateS GR said on October 16th, 2008
I can't believe this climb is only three stars. Great sustained over hanging climbing at such an easy grade. For a 5.10 climber, this is a great climb.
gripster said on April 13th, 2009
kick ass
jlu said on July 13th, 2009
good warmup for the others on this wall, very fun
1 wheel drive said on September 24th, 2010
I stayed nice and dry bailing off the third bolt of this route in a sudden rain. Excellent shelter! Don't know about the top.
nik said on May 8th, 2012
fun, overhung climbing. a little pumpy, big moves.
MrHyde said on October 31st, 2014
Does anyone know if the sketchy anchor bolt on this route has been replaced? All previous comments are oldddd and it doesn't seem like anyone is using this website that much anymore. Any warnings on this route? Thanks.
mourz said on June 10th, 2015
Hanger on the clip before the anchors is loose, didn't have a tool on me.
lil_reggie said on June 28th, 2016
Lil Reggie saw some flying squirrel rats nesting in the big rock hole up there near the 3 bolt. They liked lil Reggie but hated my friends
tradosaurus_rex said on February 12th, 2017
Full rebolt on 2/11/17, enjoy the shiny new gear!
OMP said on June 15th, 2017
Thanks for the rebolt! Very nice route! Super fun!