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Put Me in the Zoo

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


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Armadillo 5.10d (Sport) ***

First Ascent: John Bronaugh, Tina Bronaugh in 1998
Length: 70ft
Bolts: 6 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This is the bolted line directly left of Put Me in the Zoo. Begin just right of a tiny rockhouse. Make use of the largest holds you can find to gain the face then stretch and reach up the face which eases toward the top. Keep your cool making the second clip.
Moves: Slab
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: Private

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5.10d (63 votes)

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Submitted by: CRZYFST
Date: Oct 27th, 2021


Anonymous said on January 5th, 2003
Armadillo - to provide weapons to a Spanish pickle
tomdarch said on January 25th, 2003
I may have cheated a bit to the left, as it felt a bit too easy....
JR said on February 20th, 2003
J-Rock said on November 17th, 2004
Cool song by Robert Earl Keen Jr.
kirker said on May 9th, 2006
11 No way. A couple of tough moves, but way to many places to rest and scope out the next move for an 11..
kirker said on May 9th, 2006
11 No way. A couple of tough moves, but way to many places to rest and scope out the next move for an 11..
trad_dawg said on July 25th, 2006
I did the 5.9 to the right before getting on Armadillo. Definitely not 5.11. Fun route with some balancy moves here and there. I'd definitely do it again.
merrick said on October 29th, 2006
i did this route five years ago and thought it was 5.11a. When I did it today I thought it was 5.11a as well. It is not consistent but has a hard crux. If you are using the crack to the left you are probably off route...
Anonymous said on November 19th, 2007
The crux before the 2nd bolt was a little techno, and I would have liked the bolt more to the right and a little lower, but it felt like 10b/c. The guidebook says 10d. Either way, fun climb and if you're reading this wondering if you can lead it, it's really easy to do the 9 and TR it.
kidney_dave said on May 7th, 2008
there is NO way this is an 11!! and 10d is a real stretch too...tis a one move wonder, at best...a good and fun line, a little less technical than put me in the zoo...
Josephine said on May 18th, 2008
cheater stump at the base is no more. fun route.
Lander said on May 19th, 2008
excellent calf burner.
andrew.reed said on September 23rd, 2008
so thin
FujManiac said on December 15th, 2008
this is not 11a. There is one hard move on it, and it's over. One move might be difficult, but not 11a difficult, especially since I got an onsight on it and that was awhile ago. ...
Dman said on December 30th, 2008
great route thin at the bottom to a great easy finish
Lil Josh said on April 16th, 2009
In relation to Jailbird... 10b
gripster said on October 21st, 2009
it felt harder than the other face climbs at the zoo to me, maybe I missed something. every move felt strenuous until about the 5th bolt, some moves harder than others. there was no chalk on it when I did it.
Spikeddem said on April 1st, 2012
Easier than Jailbird.