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Adventure time S 
Bird of Paradise S 
Black Parade S 
Chocolate Muffin Warmup S 
Christianity on Demand S 
Death From Above S 
Labors of Lust S 
Skipping Stones into my Childhood S 
Snap Dragon S 
Stranger than Fiction S 
Taste of Grit S 
Unknown S 
White Water S 
Winds of Deception S 
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The Foyer Rock Climbing 


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Location: 45.5492, -110.205 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ty Morrison-Heath on Mar 24, 2012
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ACCESS 

Please don't access the Foyer from above. Instead follow the trail along the rim until you reach the switchbacks. Signs should be visible to help guide you.

Description 

This is the host to many of Natural Bridge's easier climbs and a great place to get a feel for the area. The right side(West) contains easier climbs from 5.6-5.9 with the Left side(East) containing harder stuff from 5.10-5.12b. A great place to come and warm your muscles up for the warfare routes that are located below.

Getting There 

Walk out on the path across the large bridge. Ponder what would happen if you were to fall in the frothing suckhole below. Follow this trail on the rim of the canyon continuing around until some little switchbacks. Stay left at this point staying closer to the canyon. Do not go down into the heart of the canyon quite yet but continue until you reach a small slot canyon that leads downwards. Follow this down a small scrambly canyon staying left until you reach a corridor with a large boulder chockstone at the far end.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.7 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Foyer

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Foyer:
Taste of Grit   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Skipping Stones into my Childhood   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Snap Dragon   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Bird of Paradise   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Labors of Lust   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Black Parade   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport   
Adventure time   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Winds of Deception   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Death From Above   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport   
Stranger than Fiction   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: View of the Foyer from the approach trail.
View of the Foyer from the approach trail.

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By 406MT
Jun 1, 2017
These seem to contradict each other (highlighted in bold to help)..

ACCESS
Please don't access the Foyer from above. Instead follow the trail along the rim until you reach the switchbacks. Signs should be visible to help guide you.

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Getting There
Walk out on the path across the large bridge. Ponder what would happen if you were to fall in the frothing suckhole below. Follow this trail on the rim of the canyon continuing around until some little switchbacks. Stay left at this point staying closer to the canyon. Do not go down into the heart of the canyon quite yet but continue until you reach a small slot canyon that leads downwards. Follow this down a small scrambly canyon staying left until you reach a corridor with a large boulder chockstone at the far end

If I remember correctly, the guide books says to remain up top and use the the small slot. I've done both, and I feel like the small slot results in less impact.

Thoughts?
By Ty Morrison-Heath
From: Bozeman, MT
Jun 1, 2017
@Sam Bower - The slot was the old approach and was the site of a near fatality when it collapsed around two years ago. The victim (<5 y/o girl if my memory serves me right) had to be medivaced from the scene and spent several days in critical care in Billings. The book was written many years before the accident when there was no other way to access the canyon floor. Additionally, the route down the slot has become considerably less stable in the years since. Please use the trail from the rim, as a rock slide could kill you and those in the Foyer.
By 406MT
Jun 1, 2017
Thank you for the info. I will come in from the bottom for now on.

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