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Lynx Jinx

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


3 votes

Scar Tissue 5.12a (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Phil Nemes in 2002
Length: 45ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Walk left about 200 feet from Lynx Jinx past an ampitheater to a steep, pocketed section of the wall. This route begins on the left side of a low overhang and ascends the steep face to a final, more vertical section where the crux lives.
Moves: Bouldery or Technical
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: Private

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4.25 stars (71 votes)
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5.12a (61 votes)

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Submitted by: tyler.yarbrough
Date: Nov 3rd, 2013

Submitted by: kentucky
Date: May 27th, 2013

Submitted by: Basta916
Date: Jun 16th, 2009

Submitted by: jhauk
Date: Sep 17th, 2006

Submitted by: chriss
Date: Mar 14th, 2006


Power2U said on July 21st, 2003
Another good short route...lots of fun once you climb the first 2 moves which are kinda grungy and green.
Andrew said on September 23rd, 2003
Last move is super fun!!
Anonymous said on May 24th, 2004
Way better than it looks.
Anonymous said on May 24th, 2004
Way better than it looks.
young'n climber said on August 23rd, 2004
Does anyone have any beta for the moves to the anchors if ur short?
Gaar said on September 9th, 2004
Right hand above good three finger, left had way left to shitty sloper/pocket (upper one) right foot high step to good three finger pocket, left hand lock off and go up right. Static baby
Anonymous said on October 19th, 2004
At 5'8" I finally got the last move when I stepped right up to sloping 'ripple' (stuck like love) just to get better balance off the positive right pocket, go left.
pigsteak said on September 19th, 2005
enjoyable line..worth the hike to the Zoo for sure...
chriss said on October 17th, 2005
The hold people usually jump to with there left hand is no longer there. Busted off and sent me flying on my ass. The start still goes, think big, or maybe try the very fragile looking holds.
Anonymous said on March 15th, 2006
That's cause yo fat Frayer.
trad_dawg said on July 25th, 2006
I broke another hold off the start this weekend. The route is really cool other than the wet / fragile start.
dlewis101 said on July 27th, 2006
Is that you, Mike? I was just going to make a comment about the broken hold. You should have see the super-man scoot about 6 inches off the ground. Thank God for stick clips! You will now notice a very nice wobbly cheater pile to start the climb. If you can start the climb without the cheater stones, you are stronger than I am!
Kostik said on March 25th, 2008
My first 5.12a. First go of the day, putting my draws on the way. The beta with right foot in the three finger pocket at the top helped a lot. Thanks.
Nick said on November 3rd, 2008
Really cool route.Jugs to a big throw.
Dman said on December 30th, 2008
first 12 ever great route hope to do all of the zoo
TVA said on April 14th, 2009
fun route, but not nearly as awesome as Hippocrite.
dustonian said on October 1st, 2009
great route!
sklag said on March 17th, 2010
Tall jump start to this one.
climb2core said on April 4th, 2011
Very fun, feels harder than Hippocrite.
steep4me said on August 7th, 2011's now 2011. Are there still enough holds on this route to climb it? Would you recommend it to a person who is 5'3" and annot jump?
Travlinman said on October 9th, 2011
Awesome climb... if your on a bad hold, your on the wrong hold! Super chill if you like jugs and sustained rock
Anonymous said on April 14th, 2015
this route is so cool! i think I liked it more than its neighbor to the left. there is a spinner at the second to last bolt. way cool to top out and sit on the little ledge. Clayton.
big gulps huh? said on May 25th, 2015
couple of spinners on this one. couldn't get the bolts to move when we tried tightening them though.
Ryanwsu4 said on April 7th, 2016
Someone needs to take that first permadraw off the first bolt and put it literally anywhere else on the route. First draws should never be permas.
Anonymous said on April 7th, 2016
So why didn't you do it?
Anonymous said on May 16th, 2016
The bolt fairies visited the Zoo today. New SS Glue-Ins on this one. I removed the Perma-draw on the first bolt and left the perma on bolt 2 for cleaning purposes. Thanks Fixed Gear Initiative!
grantmason said on September 20th, 2017
Is the starting hold on this always wet? Also, got a fun little video of my ascent on this if anyone is interested.
Anonymous said on September 20th, 2017
The starting hold is kept wet from Ian Kirk's tears, because of all the injustices he's experienced.