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Sparkling Jackass

This route is located in the Natural Bridge Region at The Zoo

Barrel Full of Monkeys

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Hippopotomoose 5.11b (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Kipp Trummel in 2013
Length: 70ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Right of Sparkling Jackass is this excellent line which begins left of a low crack. Move up on pockets to reach an undercling crux then continue up the enjoyable pumpy face.
Moves: Bouldery
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: Private

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3.81 stars (48 votes)
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5.11c (43 votes)

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Submitted by: Jeff
Date: May 20th, 2013


pigsteak said on May 21st, 2013
easy to get pumped in first half of this route...
JR said on May 22nd, 2013
I would hope that this becomes a classic with some traffic. The moves and the rock are very good.
Jeff said on May 26th, 2013
Easier to get pumped on the second half of this route ;)
[email protected] said on May 28th, 2013
I consider this the best 5.11 on this wall. Grab some awesome side pulls. Then choose your own adventure. Maybe left....maybe right.
lena_chita said on May 28th, 2013
All three 11s in the center on the new wall are really good, but if I had to pick one, I'd say that this one is my favorite.
512OW said on September 4th, 2013
Definitely not a gimme. Cool holds, cool moves.
Anonymous said on February 20th, 2017
Lots of sprinting between jugs. The Crux can be broken with a far left crimp rather than using the undercling. Also features a perfect wako to crawl into and get the pump out. Overall a really fun route that is provides for a pleasant and satisfying climb.
MikeWilkinson said on July 16th, 2017
On 7/15/17 there are yellow jackets that have nested in the ground right at the base of of this climb. They were active but not aggressive- climbed Jackass and Monkeys and they mostly left us alone.
woman said on April 17th, 2019
Keeps you on your toes