Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Robert Flaugher & Elaine Flaugher
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Shared By: Nick Wilder on Apr 13, 2005
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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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!

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David C. Burke
Tucson, AZ
David C. Burke   Tucson, AZ
For anyone under 5'8" I would say this is more like 10a. Mar 11, 2007
nathan ekama
nathan ekama  
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 -
Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
Marcy -   Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
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
Steve Pulver   Williston, ND
ditto above, 4th bolt at the roof has seen better days Jan 2, 2012
Jon Ruland
Tucson, AZ
Jon Ruland   Tucson, AZ
haha 5.9+, that's a good one. Jul 9, 2012