Login with Facebook
Turtle Wall
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Actual Parchments, The S 
Banana Dance S 
Carapace S 
Dancing Fox S 
Director of Humor Affairs S 
Endangered Species S 
Farmers Market S 
Flying Dragon, The S 
Gopherus Agassizi S 
Knuckle Bones S 
Lambada S 
Largado S 
Pinching Bird Shit S 
Tortuga S 
Trey Lizardos S 
Turtle Soup S 
Voodoo Economics S 
Waltz, The S 
Mountain Project has launched a new site: Powder Project, and we're giving away loads of gear, including skis & Oakley goggles. Check it out!

Dancing Fox 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 15'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Todd Perkins
Page Views: 1,159
Submitted By: grk10vq on Feb 7, 2010

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (25)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Page on Dancing Fox.


Not much to look at and mildly uninspiring, Dancing Fox is 15 feet of intense climbing requiring lock offs, body tension, and picking good holds from bad. Choke during the crux sequence and the Dancing Fox turns into the clumsy hippo. Mimicing many problems at Moe's Valley, this route is just a little too tall for a pad. Named after numerous fox sightings, this sly little line is often empty and offers fun, dynamic moves.

Favoring most body types, grade consensus is varied. Either way The Dancing Fox remains solid just above and below it's grade. Long hard moves, a steady selection of pockets, and a mid-route impasse are all fine factors on this quick, steep tick.


This is the first and shortest route on the left side of the cave. Its between Turtle Soup and Pinching Bird Shit.


Three bolts to a chain anchor.

Photos of Dancing Fox Slideshow Add Photo
Dancing Fox Topo Photo
BETA PHOTO: Dancing Fox Topo Photo

Comments on Dancing Fox Add Comment
Show which comments
By edwin
Mar 18, 2010
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

This is a good project (or an onsight) if you like bouldering at Moe's Valley.
By mattjbudd
From: West Valley, UT
Apr 3, 2010
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Nice boulder problem. It's an easy onsight! It contains 1 crux and its like a v3 or v4.

By Josh Triplett
From: Bountiful, UT
Jan 18, 2015
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Really enjoyed this route, really steep but movement is fun and the crux sequence is an easy read, with probably more than one way to do it. It may be too straight forward for some, but the steepness makes the crux entertaining and you get to finish on what I felt were great holds. I agree that the crux goes between v3-v4 depending on your style. Like was said above, go for the On Sight!!!
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
and Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!