BETA PHOTO: Mike's Boulders. Mike's Left/Right. OPJ to the rig...
Wisconsin Side of Interstate Park, directly across from old boat launch on Minnesota side. Large block w/ sloping angled ridge up middle face. Mike's Left, V7, on the left of the sloping ridge...Mike's Right, V9, to the right of the sloping ridge.
Park 2nd parking area Wisco side, (parking strip along roadside). Hike trail right & up hill, take trail leading down to rivers edge (not Echo Trail), (take mostly left turns). Once at river, hike to right until trail starts to go back up hill, hop the rocks in front of you and you're there...right along the river.
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mike's Boulder:
Start on left large undercling/sidepull jug. Using sloping ridge & small pocket up & left, climb up to good sidepull higher on ridge, & dyno to high jug...top out. Beta is very height dependant...using a knee bar to get to the small sharp pocket is a possiblity if you're exactly the right size....[more]Browse More Classics in WI
Okay. So (from the beta photo) 'red holds' in close reach of 'yellow holds' are still on for Mike's Left, whereas Mike's Right is only 'red holds'? This means those yellow-circled holds in the photo aren't the only ones "on route" for Mike's Left, since it's not an eliminate. Do I understand that right or is my learning disability holding me back again? I bring this up Nic because my style is a bit different from most climbers. I like to use small holds/moves availible on a problem as opposed to going straight for big reaches to good holds... most of the time :)
Everything is on for Mike's Left.. I just circled the holds most people use. if you want to use the holds out right that is fine but would probably be much harder. And as for Mike's Right there is only one rule.. do not use the ledge out right.
Let me know how your beta turns out, Have you seen the video of D-woods doing it? he used some small holds.