Lower Animal World

  • Grade context: US
  • Photos: 1
  • Ascents: 162
  • Aka: West Buttress



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starts as an easy trad line for a couple placements then turns into some great sport climbing.

FA: Richard Rossiter & Leah Macaluso

Route just to the left of Animation; great first lead.

FA: Richard Rossiter & Gail Effron, 1996

FA: Bob D'Antonio & Greg Hand

On a large ledge above Laurel & Hardy Meet Abbott & Costello near a large, dead pine tree.

Great technical climbing on small edges and sharp in-cuts. The obvious green and gold face above Laurel & Hardy Meet Abbott & Costello and just left of a right facing corner (5.7). Take fourteen draws if you are going to do the route in one pitch.

This a very classic route and the upper section is just wild climbing up and over a series of overhangs to a traverse that gets you on the upper headwall.

Climb up the steep thin face making cool, thoughtful moves (5.10c/d) to the first anchor. Belay or continue up and right through the tier overhangs the upper headwall. Climb the headwall past three bolts to the anchor.

Be careful lowering and put a knot in the other end of the rope.

Great route that will get better with more ascents.


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Author(s): Jason Haas and Chris Weidner

Date: 2019

ISBN: 9780578453064

Written by Jason Haas and Chris Weidner—who climbed most of the nearly 2,500 routes routes in the canyon—Boulder Canyon Guidebook is deeply infused with first-hand knowledge to guide you up the crags.

  • Includes hundreds of new routes
  • Also includes never-before-documented crags

Author(s): Gerry Roach

Date: 2022

ISBN: 9781641607759

Providing accurate and comprehensive info, the 4th edition of Fulcrum Colorado's Fourteeners includes standard, alternate and technical routes for all 58 peaks over 14,000 ft. in the Centennial state.

  • Updated to include up-to-date topographic maps, GPS coordinates, expanded route details and alterations to trail access
  • Multiple tables and appendices summarize features for quick reference
  • Author Gerry Roach shares his expertise from over 50 years of mountaineering
  • Includes full colour photos and 31 maps

Author(s): Matt Payne and Bob Rosebrough

Date: 2022

ISBN: 9781937052775

Colorado Mountain Club:
Climbing Colorado's San Juans is a treasure trove of adventures ranging from easy scrambles for the outdoor novice to advanced, technical ascents of staggering summits for seasoned peakbaggers.
  • Chapters are organized into 13 mountain subgroups
  • Covers nearly 300 routes and 200 peaks—including 13 of Colorado's 54 fourteeners and 29 of its highest Centennial peaks
  • Includes key intel, maps, color photos and storied explanations of San Juan mountain's climbing history

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