REI Community
{10} Backdoor
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Another Overhang T,TR 
Back Door Man T,TR 
Basement Corner T 
Big Rock Falling S 
Coach Demonstrates S 
Cowboy Arete S 
Dragon Pole T 
Dragon with Matches T 
Everybody's Welfare S 
Flying Teeth T,TR 
Hao Ren Alang S 
Harley Davidson S 
Hermit Crab S 
High Class Quickdraw S 
Into Thin Air TR 
Jeff's RP Crack T,TR 
Just Five-Thirteen S 
Lava Tube S 
Lion Queen S 
Motorcycle S 
New Ferrari S 
Phantom Fright T 
Redhead S 
Rodeo Clown T 
Security Blanket T 
Sidestep T,TR 
Slab Sea T,TR 
Three-Legged Dog T 
Twisting S 
Under the Staircase TR 
Vita S 
Water Heater Route T,TR 
Who Fooled Who? S 

Basement Corner 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
Page Views: 48
Submitted By: Nate Ball on Apr 4, 2013

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (3)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
beta photo

Bolt Failures - Donations Help MORE INFO >>>


Oddly enough, this route is found in the corner of the Basement, where the wall turns eastward before dropping down to the scummy pools below the approach overhang. Start just below the bolt line and move through some dicey rock. Get some gear whenever you can, there isn't much to be had. Walk up the chunky slab, with some horizontals on your right, until you reach the base of a chimney and a slightly more vertical section. Protection is scarce, so get creative. Continue up the butress which comes to a point below a roof. Old manky slings and ropes are your anchor here. Thread the rap ring and get off this rig.

Not recommended for new trad leaders. Protection is scarce and finicky.


Southern corner of the Basement. Locate the black sling around the tip of the buttress 20 meters up.


Lead: Gear to 1" (or 7")
Anchor: rap slings on horn

Comments on Basement Corner Add Comment
Show which comments
By Huang Li Ting
May 1, 2013

My first trad lead in LD , probable not the most ideal route for beginners when it comes to gear placement ,but still,it's an awesome route for building up your guts.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About