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Always & Forever T 
Black Death T 
Cakewalk S,TR 
Changes in Attitude T,S 
Changes in Lattitude T 
Changes in Longitude T 
Chute, The T,S 
Crawl of the Wild, The T 
Dark Passage T 
Direct Hop S 
Ego Trip S,TR 
Hippity Hop S 
I Sinkso T 
Mouse Tracks T 
Nit Nat  T,S,TR 
One for the Road T 
Over the Hill T 
Peaches and Cream T 
Quaker Oats S 
Top Line T 
Unknown T,S 

Mouse Tracks 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 200', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Damon Williams and Bob Puryear, 1981
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Submitted By: Ted Smith on Jan 14, 2011  with updates from DamonWilliams

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Crux moves on all three pitches for different reasons. On the first pitch, it is all about clearing the small roof. For the second pitch, there is a tricky start to get into the right arching crack. The third pitch is a bit difficult to protect due to the crack shape, but it can be done safely.

Damon W. adds: Originally done in 2 pitches, but breaking it up into 3 pitches as noted in description will probably decrease rope drag.


The next route to the left of Black Death, on the way to One for the Road.


Tapers, cams from Metolius 1 to BD 6 (for anchoring).

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By lostryno
From: Phoenix, AZ
Apr 15, 2014

Went to do this on 4/12/14 and in the crack just below the roof bee's have set up a hive there. I got within 15' of it to be sure. I am not a person fazed by bee's like a lot of folk but I didn't feel safe going there. Considering the quality of Mouse Tracks and Mouse Trap, there are other good trad routes to take a first time follower or have a chill lead in the McD's range that you don't have to worry about stirring up a bad day by trying to set gear and climb through their home.

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