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Dinosaur's Foot

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Chapped Lip T,S 
Chapstick T,S 
Copradelite S 
Dino Dung T,S 
Heel Toe T 
Index Toe S 
Joint Venture S 
Little Toe Jam S 
Middle Toe S 
Pocket Full of Cryptonite S 
Shekina T 
Strategery S 
Top Rope Wall Crack T,TR 

Dinosaur's Foot  


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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on May 23, 2002
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

L->R: 

A. Chapstick, 11, 1p, bolts.
B. Chapped Lip, 10-, 1p, gear & bolts.
C. Shekina, 9+ X, 1p, 60', gear?
D. Index Toe, 8, 1p, 100', bolts.
E. Middle Toe, 9-, 1p, 100', bolts.
F. Copradelite, 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.
L. Strategery, 7, 1p, 40', bolts.
M. Top Rope Wall Crack, 7, 1p, 50', gear.

N. Slab, 0, 1p, 35', gear.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.1 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',3],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Dinosaur's Foot:
Middle Toe   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Dino Dung   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
Copradelite   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Little Toe Jam   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Pocket Full of Cryptonite   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Dinosaur's Foot
Kira, 10, traversing L after the 1st bolt.

Strategery 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Dinosaur's Foot
This route is located on a short slabby wall just uphill from 'The Fin'. This is as of 10/8/2001 the only bolted route on this wall, although I am sure there are other alternatives to this route once you gained the anchors, or from the protection available above to top rope. This route climbs the slabby wall past 4 bolts to the anchor, a good route to introduce climbers to leading, as the stances are very generous as well as the climbing. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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The guides take kids toproping at Dinosaur's Foot at the eponymous "toprope area"
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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
Administrator
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!