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Ankle Biters

5.11, Sport, 90 ft,  Avg: 3 from 8 votes
FA: Drew Bedford, May '99
Utah > Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwo… > Gate Buttress > E Gate Buttress
Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details


Basically an alternate start and finish to Bald Headed Babies. This route makes a more direct line up the wall, continuing up and right when BHB heads left to its belay.


Begins just right of Bald Headed Babies.


Bolts to chains.

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Elisabeth Neilson in the mix
[Hide Photo] Elisabeth Neilson in the mix
Lizzy topping out on the Ankle Biter
[Hide Photo] Lizzy topping out on the Ankle Biter
The bulgy start of the route
[Hide Photo] The bulgy start of the route

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[Hide Comment] Drew did you intend for this to finish direct at the 5th bolt on gear? Or does it traverse 10 feet hard left to share a bolt with Christopher of the Everglades and Bald Headed Babies and then traverses back right to finish at the last bolt in the small right facing corner/roof? The thin gear and holds are there for the independent/direct line into the small roof... Aug 29, 2016
Wasatch Back, UT
[Hide Comment] Hey B. If memory serves, it finishes up the small dihedral on bolts. Never used any gear. See photo:… Sep 6, 2016
Charlie S
Ogden, UT
[Hide Comment] An enjoyable route with an in-your-face powerful start. Oct 15, 2016