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Ape Walk T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Bear Voo, The T V8 7B
Bistro, The 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V2 5+
Boulder Hopper T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Clean and Jerk T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Cool Jet T,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Cumulus V10- 7C+
Estrogen Patch Remover T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Fantasia T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Green With Envy T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V2 5+
Kim T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Little Old Crack aka Boulder Hop T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Orbital Ridge T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Overload T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Petit Crapon T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Piece of Dirt S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Remote Control T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Skull T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Soul of a Poet V5 6C
Southwest Friction S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Stem Christie T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Sugar Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sweet Finish T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Tanfasia T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Toadstool V2-3 5+
Underachiever T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: M. Morley on Jun 22, 2002
Admins: Mike Snyder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

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This is an okay route to do while waiting to climb Kim. Start around corner left of SW Friction and Kim. Belay in crack and rap as for Kim.

Per Aeon Aki: About 50 feet left of Southwest Friction, Boulder Hop climbs a 30 some foot hand crack to the top of the Rat Brain. Begin by stepping off of a boulder and onto a small ledge. Make an anchor to belay your second then rap from the fixed rings at the top of Southwest Friction.

Eds. This is a combination of two submissions for the same route combined onto 1 page to avoid duplication and confusion.


Light rack - nothing big.

Per Aeon Aki: nuts and cams up to a #3 Camalot.


Eben Daggett
Boulder, CO
Eben Daggett   Boulder, CO
I would agree that this is solid 5.6. I did this as a warm-up for Kim (first time to voo). I found this to be a hell of a workout and had to really grunt my way up it. By far the most fun you can have on the Rat Brain. I used a #4 near the top, but this is not necessary. A #2, #3, and a #1 (at the bottom to protect from a fall into the pit) will see you to the top. Great route! Do Kim while you wait to get on this one! haha. Jul 5, 2013
Lakewood, CO
James   Lakewood, CO

I believe Boulder Hop and Little Old Crack both in this area are the same route. Perhaps you are confusing Bolder Hop with Boulder Hopper. I would say this route is solid 5.6. Jun 22, 2010
Laramie, WY
Petsfed   Laramie, WY
Then what is the route that's called Boulder Hop? Boulder Hop starts in the corridor, this starts outside of the corridor. There's no way that this is 5.9, anymore than Boulder Hop is a 5.5. Jun 22, 2010
Lakewood, CO
James   Lakewood, CO
The Kelman guidebook calls this route Boulder Hop. It also says the previous guide book was mistaken calling it Little Old Crack. Anyway this route and Boulder Hop are the same route.

This is a good lead. I am not sure where the hop comes in. Do you hop across to get to the climb or do you hop on to the route? Either way fun route. Jun 21, 2010
29 palms, ca
kili   29 palms, ca
Nice beginning lead. Oct 7, 2009
jeffrey heddings
jeffrey heddings   denver,CO
Great route,way fun,and probably just what your looking for.5.5 Jul 12, 2008
This has been said before, but I'll say it again. This climb may be 5.5, but it's a different 5.5 than, say, Breezy in Eldo. Way different. There are enough features on the face for your left foot, so you don't have to jam the entire way up. And when you're at the end, you've worked and grunted enough that you certainly feel you've accomplished something. I'd do it again. Sep 7, 2004