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Routes in Bigfoot Mating Grotto

Bigfoot Shuffle S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bigfoot Shuffle extended S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Bigfoot's Back Door S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hairy Palms S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Malodorous Toes T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Size 11 S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Size 12 S,TR 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Sphincter Crack T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Type: Sport, 65 ft
FA: Evan Wisheropp
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Shared By: Evan Wisheropp on Jun 16, 2015
Admins: Rick Shull, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Named with Backdoor Man 5.10c at Luffenholtz in mind, Bigfoot's Back Door follows a short, but exciting arete on the NW side of Bigfoot Mating Grotto.

Find the first bolt above the giant boulder and climb straight up over the bulge. Walk right and climb up (5.3) to the ledge under the overhang. From the ledge, reach high and clip the third bolt. Then the fun begins, hug the arete with a series of heel hooks, using crimps on the left side, and hidden jugs on the right side. Clip the third bolt from the solid clipping stance. Now move up and left past three more slightly hidden bolts on the left side of the arete, straight towards the anchor. Long or medium draws are useful on some bolts.

Much of this route can be made easier by traversing left or right (such as into the crack after the third bolt or moving way right of the last bolt), those options take you away from your bolts, safe falls, the AND the fun! Give yourself the most excitement and follow the bolts directly. The falls are safe so give it a try!


Farthest right route on the rock.


7 bolts, chains with lower off biners
Evan A.
Evan A.  
Great climb. Smooth easy start with an awesome crux utilizing some hidden holds. Seek and you shall find! Aug 23, 2015