Spelunker’s Door 5.8 A1 or 5.10a, 50m
FA- G.Cornell and T.Devonshire, Aug.2000
Bring a headlamp if the climb tempts one to see if this could actually be anything of a cave system for Goat. The route is very obvious from the west col of Yam as a deep crack directly above the blatant square scree slope which can be seen from Hwy #1(and Calgary!) Hike up to the west col of Yam, take an undulating animal trail in the woods to the yellow wall of Goat. Hug the cliff, clamber around a tree and keep along the cliff until you reach the deep grey gash.This wall has been tried(hangerless bolts) and the gash makes a fun TR from a slung chockstone. Walk down and around to start the route in a open book corner. A few more crack lines need an ascent like the sweet one to the left that goes up 2-3 pitches and roof on this detached part of Goat Wall dubbed Sundingo Tower. To the right, TR problem in dark slot; need 2 bolt hangers to reach fixed sling, back up with 5-6” cam or go up.
Climb the steep juggy corner to a small ledge. Either aid up the wall on a bolt and 2 rivets or crank over the wobbly flake(10a). Continue up and left(bolt) to the big ledge and carefully traverse right to the cave door and 2 bolt rap belay. Any further development here will likely need the odd bolt as the cracks are a little wider than most peoples gear in these parts. You could spin 2-3 pretty awesome crack pitches above Spelunker’s Door.