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Climbers Rise Above the Primates

From rockcliming.com via John Fulwider:

Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo invited five climbers to test out its new ape house and discovered that the "escape-proof" exhibit was not as secure as they'd hoped. The 12,000-square-foot outdoor yard of the exhibit is guarded by a 12-foot overhanging wall. Five climbers volunteered to test the wall and, with bouldering pads at its base, they quickly found six routes to the top, ranging in difficulty from V0 to V4. The zoo now will go back to the drawing board and try to eliminate the small holds on the wall; they've promised to invite the climbers back in June for another round of testing before the apes move in.
My money says they'll escape again. My brother's a very good climber, and I'm sure he could've gotten out of that cage as well.

Posted by Jake on 05/12/04 @ 04:33 PM
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