Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Potrero John
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Beginnings T 
Cleaning Lady S 
Color Blind (aka Rubber Man) S 
Menage a Trois S 
Miccis S 
Migrating Coconuts (aka Zyzzxx) S 
Potrero Traverse 
Should I Go (aka El Potrero) S 
Should I Stay S 


YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Bruce Hendricks & Carol Wiede (1982)
Page Views: 1,049
Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Mar 16, 2006

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (18)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Leading Miccis, central line on the Potrero John W...


Interesting climbing including long reaches between positive edges and deep pockets.

An interesting variation is to climb the face 6 feet left of Miccis (5.9+). Traverse right into the second bolt and follow Miccis to the top. This variation actually gets its own name ("Pro Job"), although it's hardly its own route. The lead is sketchy getting to the second bolt of Miccis--mostly a TR.


4 bolts to anchors. This route simply doesn't feel as cozy and comfortable as Zyzzxx.

Update: As of October 2006, someone has replaced all four lead bolts with 3/8" Rawl-style expansion bolts.

Photos of Miccis Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Michaela!

Comments on Miccis Add Comment
Show which comments
By Matthew Fienup
From: Ventura, CA
Jul 11, 2006

According to tests done by Duane Raleigh (published in Climbing Magazine, Oct. 1992), the type of bolt used on "Miccis" has functionally no strength in 2000psi rock (rock which is TWICE as hard as Poterro John's sandstone). For more info, see Anchors Away
By ryan mattock
Mar 16, 2009

nice contrived full of features sorta climb.
By Matthew Fienup
From: Ventura, CA
Jun 1, 2010

I think this gets my vote as the best climb at the crag. Very fun.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
May 30, 2011

Until I climbed Migrating Coconuts (aka Zyzzxx) I would have agreed with Matthew. While Miccis is fun and a great lead, Migrating Coconuts has better flow and consistently more entertaining moves.

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!