Sunday, April 8, 2012

Little Heroes and Mighty Mouse

Bolting Mighty Mouse

Little Heroes is a short, steep, fun sector that lies up-slope from the Tick Farm and before the Big Science area. The longer routes Liger and Cougar Bait take off from the ground at the less featured orange rock just before Little Heroes.

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Last week Dane and Ken finished bolting the second route on the Little Heroes wall. We named it Mighty Mouse and it goes at around 12a or 12b. It's five bolts worth of steep bouldery climbing with fairly big moves between positive holds. Mighty Mouse turned out to be a super fun route and we highly encourage everyone to check it out.

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Both Little Heroes, which is the original route the wall is named for, and Mighty Mouse give you a chance to climb quality, challenging terrain when you're in the mood for something short or feel like hanging out in a great setting between burns. Little Heroes also supports a couple of variations. Move right from the undercling at bolt two for a 10d variation. Climb straight up at bolts two and three for the original 11a/b line. Avoid the final jug at the top and climb left over the last bolt for a solid 5.12 variation --this was the way Dane first did it before Kurt found the bomber jug up and right.

Hope you enjoy these fun additions to the area!

Cole Little Heroes

Elliot Little Heroes

Olin - Early work on the wall.