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Dinosaur's Foot

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Chapped Lip T,S 
Chapstick T,S 
Copradelite S 
Dino Dung T,S 
Heel Toe T 
Index Toe S 
Joint Venture S 
Little Toe Jam S 
Middle Toe S 
Pocket Full of Cryptonite S 
Shekina T 
Strategery S 
Top Rope Wall Crack T,TR 

Dinosaur's Foot Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on May 23, 2002
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The Dinosaur's Foot is an elongate formation with several bolted lines on it that take off on the "toes" of the foot. The lower toe routes provide moderate and well protected climbing on alpine granite (largely good stone, 5.7 to 5.10). The last toe has two short bolted lines that make hump up well worth the effort. A 60 meter rope will get you off everything, but it is also possible to scramble off right.

Getting There 

Hike to the right around Lily Lake. Just before the bench head up hill via a climbers trail that doesn't look like much immediately. The trail takes you up along a corridor between the main climbing formations. The Dinosaur's Foot is on the left and near the upper end of the corridor.


A. Chapstick, 11, 1p, bolts.
B. Chapped Lip, 10-, 1p, gear & bolts.
C. Shekina, 9+ X, 1p, 60', gear?
D. Index Toe, 8, 1p, 100', bolts.
E. Middle Toe, 9-, 1p, 100', bolts.
F. Copradelite, 9+ or 10, 1p, 90', bolts.
G. Heel Toe, 7, 1p, 100', gear.
H. Dino Dung, 10-, 1p, 100', gear & bolts or TR.
I. Little Toe Jam, 11-, 1p, 40', bolts.
J. Pocket Full of Cryptonite, 12-, 1p, 40', bolts.
K. Joint Venture, 9-, 1p, 40', bolts.
L. Strategery, 7, 1p, 40', bolts.
M. Top Rope Wall Crack, 7, 1p, 50', gear.

N. Slab, 0, 1p, 35', gear.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.1 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Dinosaur's Foot

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dinosaur's Foot:
Middle Toe   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Copradelite   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Pocket Full of Cryptonite   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Dinosaur's Foot
Rock Climbing Photo: Heel Toe.

Heel Toe 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Dinosaur's Foot
This is the obvious flared chimney to the right of "Middle Toe". This is a natural route with gear placements from 4" down. Fairly straightforward climbing, when you top out of the chimney just head up and left to the anchors for "Middle Toe" and descend from here, you could also set a top rope for this or any of the routes on this wall by traversing in from the right after scrambling the wall a little higher up the trail. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Chris Swope
From: Greeley, co
May 12, 2009
Anyone know what the route just right of Middle Toe is? Real fun bolted climb. Felt kinda like 10a or so??
By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Aug 16, 2010
Claude informed me he "put in a 5.9+ to the right of Middle Toe called Copradelite (a play on copralite, which is fossilized dino dung)." Thanks, Claude!

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