Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Mark Robinson, Eric Keto, Al Rubin 1989
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Shared By: John Hegyes on Jul 12, 2005
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Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details


This is the four bolt sport route that climbs the face to the right of Black Track and shares the same anchor. There is a squeeze job sport route between these two lines that has had the hangers removed. Bigfoot starts a little ways up the right leaning ramp from ground level at a foot-shaped hueco.


Four bolts and a chain anchor


Ian Wolfe
Fayetteville, NC
Ian Wolfe   Fayetteville, NC
Fairly run-of-the-mill face climb for Red Rocks, especially for sport routes. Not too thin or crimpy, but gets a little feeling running in the forearms. This climb I think would make a good cool-down from Left Out. Seems to wander right and left of the bolt line a little bit. If you are in the area, at least top rope it from Black Track, it take no time to set up and is worth the climb. Apr 7, 2006
rex parker
las vegas n.v
rex parker   las vegas n.v
from the last bolt to the chain anchor is like 16 feet so uh yeah hold on. Sep 24, 2006
I recieved this note from Al Rubin a day or two ago, too late to put in the guide.
"Hi Jerry, I found my notes on that route in Red Rocks. The route that Todd Swain calls Bigfoot in Lost Creek Canyon/Hidden Falls is really Sole Slasher, FA: Mark Robinson, Eric Keto and myself on March 12,'89. Mark bolted and led the route. the name is a surfing term--Mark's passion at the time. This piece of information won't exactly turn the history of Red Rocks' climbing on its head, but its nice to be accurate and to fill in a gap in the "record". Aug 27, 2007
Jon O'Brien
Jon O'Brien   Nevada
Why'd the 11a arete get chopped? I've TR'd it, WAY better than the lines that didn't get chopped and totally independent after the first 10 feet... Would it be wrong to put hangars back on the bolts or did they get chopped because of a legal reason? Seems like an awesome lead... Apr 22, 2009
Bolts two feet from a bomber hand crack would probably have been chopped even if there had been no law against placing them. Not to mention it wasn't an independent line at all, it was a total squeeze as all of those arete holds were already used in climbing Black Track. Give me a break. Lets pull those studs and patch the holes, finish the job.

About the 10a though.. I thought this was more fun and better rock than most of the 10's I've done in the Calico Hills. No hollow jugs on this one, just sweet black varnish edges. The runout to the anchor will certainly grab your attention. Mar 17, 2010
Peter Lewis
Bridgton, ME
Peter Lewis   Bridgton, ME
This is a nice juggy face route. A little spicy and pumpy but there isn't a .10a move on it. Just pick the biggest holds and keep going. Apr 27, 2012
Joe Ayers
Las Vegas, NV
Joe Ayers   Las Vegas, NV
The first bolt for Big Foot is approx 30 feet off the ground, you can free solo the easy slab for 20 feet but I couldn't find a safe gear placement to protect the next 10 feet of climbing (off the slab onto the face) till you can clip the 1st bolt. From the ground it looks like you can place a cam in the horizontal crack on the face where you'd step across from the slab to the face but it's too shallow and flaring...maybe someone could find a placement for a large tri-cam but it's sketch. The chocolate varnish rock and the line itself looks awesome but probably safer to top rope after leading the offwidth trad (black track, 5.9) to the left that shares an anchor rather than risking the ground fall...or bring a stick clip?! Feb 26, 2014
Peter Lewis
Bridgton, ME
Peter Lewis   Bridgton, ME
Regarding the first bolt, yes, it is pretty far (shoot, very far) off the ground. But take it from a guy who always folds his socks, looks both ways before crossing ANYTHING, and who considers a bolt at the knees R-rated: the moves are really easy. This is a super-juggy route, if pumpy (but you won't pump out getting to the first bolt). Having said all that, backing off because you don't feel safe is always an honorable thing. Apr 28, 2014
dnoB ekiM
dnoB ekiM  
Also a #1 or #2 Camelot will fit perfectly into a horizontal as you step off the slab on to the face. Apr 28, 2014
William Thiry
Las Vegas
William Thiry   Las Vegas
Very fun and sustained climb. An excellent workout climb for those entering the grade - steep and pumpy with a lot of moves at 5.9 and one or two 10a moves. 2-plus stars. Short approach and afternoon shade make this even more attractive for hot days. Jul 17, 2018