Login with Facebook
Wheeler Gorge
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Aha! S 
Aquaphobia S 
Bean S 
Bitch Free Zone S 
Blush S 
Cobble Climb S 
Cruiser S 
Danger Boy S 
Economique S 
Exodus S 
Ezra S 
Goulara S 
Gridlock S 
It Is It S 
Little Buckaroo S 
Riparian Daydream S 
Ripple Rider S 
Roadside Distraction S 
Saddle-Up Cupcake S 
Silent Mind S 
South of the Trout Farm S 
Stolen From Mike S 
Stuart's Rig (aka Stu Boy) S 
Sunshine Dust Bunnies S 
Underhanded Smear Techniques S 
Velocity Boy S 
Wheel, The T 
Unsorted Routes:

Stolen From Mike 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Mike Levanduski & Eric Benaventes (2014)
Page Views: 645
Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Mar 20, 2014

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (7)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [2 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Route topo for Wheeler Gorge Yellow: Cruiser (5.9)...

Mountain Project continues to expand with Hiking Project, and we're giving away loads of gear from Arc'Teryx, Superfeet, & Zeal. Check it out!


Climbs past an overhang and then climbs low-angle rock to the top. The overhang proves to be easier than it looks, while the slabby stuff above proves to be harder than it looks--altogether an interesting route.


Starts 8 feet left of Cobble Climb


5 Bolts to 2-bolt anchor with chains.
The first 3 lead bolts are 3/8" Rawls. The next 2 are 1/2" Rawls.

Photos of Stolen From Mike Slideshow Add Photo
The only strange thing about this route is the loc...
The only strange thing about this route is the loc...

Comments on Stolen From Mike Add Comment
Show which comments
By Matthew Fienup
From: Ventura, CA
Mar 20, 2014

I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the climbing on this route. The crux move arrives at the first bolt. Rock over onto a high right foot to pull past the roof. The next three bolts are interesting 5.8 climbing. Then things ease up.

Still has a lot of lichen, but it did not detract too much.
By Matthew Fienup
From: Ventura, CA
Apr 10, 2014

3/8" bolts down low; 1/2" bolts up high; seems to defy logic in terms fall forces...
By Alex Bury
From: Ojai, CA
Aug 22, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This route is called 'Stolen From Mike' and was done ground up with aid.
FA: Mike Levanduski
FFA: Erick Benaventes (sp?)

Sounds like Erick tried to bolt it on aid but bailed, with Mike coming in later to finish bolting it and finally Erick leading it free. It was reportedly Erick's first go at bolting, hence the bolted cobble and confusing mix of hardware.
By Alex Bury
From: Ojai, CA
Sep 5, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The bolt in the protruding cobble has been moved and replaced with a beefy 1/2"x4" Rawl five piece. Thanks guys.
By Guy Keesee
From: Moorpark, CA
Jan 21, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Bolted sort of weird, the location of the bolts, but its Mikes first try at this stuff. I thought it was 10-, harder then Ezra. The friction at the top had my attention.
Beyond the Guidebook:
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!