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Bigfoot - aka Sole Slasher 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Mark Robinson, Eric Keto, Al Rubin 1989
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Submitted By: John Hegyes on Jul 13, 2005

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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

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By Ian Wolfe
From: Fayetteville, NC
Apr 7, 2006
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

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.
By rex parker
From: las vegas n.v
Sep 24, 2006
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

from the last bolt to the chain anchor is like 16 feet so uh yeah hold on.
By Jerry Handren
Aug 27, 2007

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".
By Jon O'Brien
From: Nevada
Apr 22, 2009

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...
By Tavis Ricksecker
Mar 17, 2010

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.
By Peter Lewis
From: Bridgton, Maine
Apr 27, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

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.
By Joe Ayers
From: Las Vegas, NV
Feb 26, 2014

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?!
By Peter Lewis
From: Bridgton, Maine
Apr 28, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

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.
By dnoB ekiM
Apr 28, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Also a #1 or #2 Camelot will fit perfectly into a horizontal as you step off the slab on to the face.

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