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Routes in Ridgeline

Fire Zone S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Glowing In The Distance S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mogenhead S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Never to be the Same S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Onsight or Flight S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Perrito S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ridgeback S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Send or Mend S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Sissyboyz-8 S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Small Brown Mouse S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sudden Impact S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Theropoda S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Two Birds with One Stone S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wind of Change S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Year of the Dragon S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Robert Flaugher & Elaine Flaugher
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Shared By: Nick Wilder on Apr 13, 2005
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description [Suggest Change]

Interesting crux at a bulge about halfway up. Good, safe bolt placements. Two-chain anchor on top (and for all routes on Ridgeline). Start directly behind a pine tree right against the rock. 

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If you are coming onto this route ("Small Brown Mouse") for the first time, it is at least a 5.9c. Luckily the bolts are placed well so that the spots where a climber is likely to have trouble will give you safe drops through the air. A fun, and exciting climb for intermeadiate leaders. Two Stars! I agree with Thorkel that this is the hardest route on this rock from an overall perspective. Tony Lusk's excellent "Firezone" has a more technical starting move, but dropping 4 feet off the mantle shelf does not produce the "freak-out" factor of falling from the muscle crux of SBM!

Desicon Oct 8, 2005
David C. Burke
Tucson, AZ
  5.10a
David C. Burke   Tucson, AZ
  5.10a
For anyone under 5'8" I would say this is more like 10a. Mar 11, 2007
nathan ekama
  5.10a/b
nathan ekama  
  5.10a/b
I'm 6' and still haven't ticked SBM off. It's a very sustained climb, on the pumpy side and I'd argue for the 5.10a/b range. Jan 2, 2008
Marcy M
Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
5.10
Marcy M   Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
5.10
The bolt at the crux looks like it should be replaced (it is a bit loose in the rock). May 21, 2010
Steve Pulver
Williston, ND
  5.9
Steve Pulver   Williston, ND
  5.9
ditto above, 4th bolt at the roof has seen better days Jan 2, 2012
Jon Ruland
Tucson, AZ
  5.10
Jon Ruland   Tucson, AZ
  5.10
haha 5.9+, that's a good one. Jul 9, 2012

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