Dinosaur's Foot Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Jurassic Park, showing the major formations. Upda...
The Dinosaur's Foot is an elongate formation with several bolted lines on it that take off on the "toes" of the foot. The lower toe routes provide moderate and well protected climbing on alpine granite (largely good stone, 5.7 to 5.10). The last toe has two short bolted lines that make hump up well worth the effort. A 60 meter rope will get you off everything, but it is also possible to scramble off right.
Hike to the right around Lily Lake. Just before the bench head up hill via a climbers trail that doesn't look like much immediately. The trail takes you up along a corridor between the main climbing formations. The Dinosaur's Foot is on the left and near the upper end of the corridor.
, 11, 1p, bolts.
B. Chapped Lip
, 10-, 1p, gear & bolts.
, 9+ X, 1p, 60', gear?
D. Index Toe
, 8, 1p, 100', bolts.
E. Middle Toe
, 9-, 1p, 100', bolts.
, 9+ or 10, 1p, 90', bolts.
G. Heel Toe
, 7, 1p, 100', gear.
H. Dino Dung
, 10-, 1p, 100', gear & bolts or TR.
I. Little Toe Jam
, 11-, 1p, 40', bolts.
J. Pocket Full of Cryptonite
, 12-, 1p, 40', bolts.
K. Joint Venture
, 9-, 1p, 40', bolts.
, 7, 1p, 40', bolts.
M. Top Rope Wall Crack
, 7, 1p, 50', gear.
N. Slab, 0, 1p, 35', gear.
Weather station 5.1 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Dinosaur's Foot
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dinosaur's Foot:
Middle Toe 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Copradelite 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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Top Rope Wall Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO
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This is the obvious crack line just uphill from The Joint Venture & Strategery (the most uphill bolted lines as of 7.10.4) on the Dinosaur's Foot. It is probably part of the nebulous Top Rope Wall area. This curving cleft just begs to be climbed to the trad at heart. Can you feel the pull? Are your hands & feet getting sucked toward the crack? This is yet another moderate when the lines are long....Fire up the fissure with more face climbing & laybacking than jammi...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
BETA PHOTO: The guides take kids toproping at Dinosaur's Foot ...
By Chris Swope
From: Greeley, co
May 12, 2009
Anyone know what the route just right of Middle Toe is? Real fun bolted climb. Felt kinda like 10a or so??
By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Aug 16, 2010
Claude informed me he "put in a 5.9+ to the right of Middle Toe called Copradelite (a play on copralite, which is fossilized dino dung)." Thanks, Claude!