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Mike-N-Ike Boulder Climbing
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DescriptionAlthough this boulder isnt my favorite in the SLS area, it is however a favorite to many and is host to a bounty of easy to moderate boulder problems. The Ballad is probably my favorite line, but Mike-N-Ike, Skin Monkeys, and most others get traffic on the regular and they too seem to be favorites. As you walk by, through down a pad and send them all... Its directly beside the trail so why not?
Getting ThereWalk past the overlook and onto the trail. pass the Overlook Area which spans down past The Hive Boulder and the tiny Foggy Mountain Fin. After the Fin, your basically out of the Overlook Area.
After Overlook, you will walk around a very tight left turn in the trail (30 seconds past the fin) and now you are in the SLS Area.
After the sharp turn, the next feature you will see is MOW, which is a massive double-decker boulder which looks like a huge mouth (use youre imagination... its a large patio boulder with an even larger, steeply inclined roof boulder on top of the patio).
Directly past MOW is another steep boulder which is Alcatraz. The very top nose of Alcatraz is touching the back of MOW. The steep dark overhanging face is where the Escape problems are located.
Stay on the trail as it turns right and the large boulder beside the trail is the Mike-N-Ike Boulder. As soon as the trail turns to the right past MOW, you will be beside Mike-N-Ike
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