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Bigfoot's Back Door 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Evan Wisheropp
New Route: Yes
Season: Dry
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Submitted By: Evan Wisheropp on Jun 17, 2015

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Description 

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!

Location 

Farthest right route on the rock.

Protection 

7 bolts, chains with lower off biners


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Rock Climbing Photo: The first mini-crux on Bigfoot's Backdoor. It ...
The first mini-crux on Bigfoot's Backdoor. It ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun crux moves!! The leader has found the incut cr...
Fun crux moves!! The leader has found the incut cr...
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting steep!
Getting steep!
Rock Climbing Photo: Bigfoot's Back Door 5.10c goes past the bulge in t...
Bigfoot's Back Door 5.10c goes past the bulge in t...

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By Evan A.
Aug 23, 2015

Great climb. Smooth easy start with an awesome crux utilizing some hidden holds. Seek and you shall find!

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