Elevation: 5,133 ft
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Shared By: Ty Morrison-Heath on Mar 24, 2012 with updates from Eric Kozera
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ACCESS

Please don't access the Foyer from above. Instead follow the trail along the rim until you reach the switchbacks. Signs should be visible to help guide you.

Description

This is the host to many of Natural Bridge's easier climbs and a great place to get a feel for the area. The right side(West) contains easier climbs from 5.6-5.9 with the Left side(East) containing harder stuff from 5.10-5.12b. A great place to come and warm your muscles up for the warfare routes that are located below.

Getting There

Walk out on the path across the large bridge. Ponder what would happen if you were to fall in the frothing suckhole below. Follow this trail on the rim of the canyon continuing around until some little switchbacks. Stay left at this point staying closer to the canyon. Do not go down into the heart of the canyon quite yet but continue until you reach a small slot canyon that leads downwards. Follow this down a small scrambly canyon staying left until you reach a corridor with a large boulder chockstone at the far end.

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ACCESS
Please don't access the Foyer from above. Instead follow the trail along the rim until you reach the switchbacks. Signs should be visible to help guide you.

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Getting There
Walk out on the path across the large bridge. Ponder what would happen if you were to fall in the frothing suckhole below. Follow this trail on the rim of the canyon continuing around until some little switchbacks. Stay left at this point staying closer to the canyon. Do not go down into the heart of the canyon quite yet but continue until you reach a small slot canyon that leads downwards. Follow this down a small scrambly canyon staying left until you reach a corridor with a large boulder chockstone at the far end

If I remember correctly, the guide books says to remain up top and use the the small slot. I've done both, and I feel like the small slot results in less impact.

Thoughts? Jun 1, 2017
Ty Morrison-Heath
Bozeman, MT
Ty Morrison-Heath   Bozeman, MT
@Sam Bower - The slot was the old approach and was the site of a near fatality when it collapsed around two years ago. The victim (<5 y/o girl if my memory serves me right) had to be medivaced from the scene and spent several days in critical care in Billings. The book was written many years before the accident when there was no other way to access the canyon floor. Additionally, the route down the slot has become considerably less stable in the years since. Please use the trail from the rim, as a rock slide could kill you and those in the Foyer. Jun 1, 2017
Thank you for the info. I will come in from the bottom for now on. Jun 1, 2017