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Little Stevie's Favorite Heifer

5.10c/d, Sport,  Avg: 2.3 from 78 votes
FA: Pat Thompson, Azenda Thompson, Rick Thompson, Jana Thompson, Mark Rolofson, Spring 2001
Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Mine Hole Crag
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / Update Details

Description

This route starts near the middle of the crag, travels up through a tan quartz dike, and continues through bulging terrain on jugs and liebacks to gain a small ledge below a steep headwall. A long strenuous reach gains more good slopers, and then a mantel delivers you at the anchors. Felt like 11a/b. The move over the headwall is very ape-index dependent.

This is a very nice route.

Protection

[Six] bolts to a two bolt anchor.

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Little Stevie's Favorite Heifer (Mine Hole Crag, BoCan, 10c). The rope to the left & behind is on Barnyard Animals, a bit squeezed.<br>
Image by Brian Freund
[Hide Photo] Little Stevie's Favorite Heifer (Mine Hole Crag, BoCan, 10c). The rope to the left & behind is on Barnyard Animals, a bit squeezed. Image by Brian Freund
Little Stevie's Favorite Heifer.  Sustained and varied; the hardest moves are at the second and sixth bolts.
[Hide Photo] Little Stevie's Favorite Heifer. Sustained and varied; the hardest moves are at the second and sixth bolts.
Taken from below the route on 5/19/02.
[Hide Photo] Taken from below the route on 5/19/02.
Marga working up the angling crack to the roof.  The climbing is sustained and interesting, with the crux at the top.
[Hide Photo] Marga working up the angling crack to the roof. The climbing is sustained and interesting, with the crux at the top.

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Kreighton Bieger
  5.11a
[Hide Comment] I should point out that my estimation of the grade of this and "unknown 2" are just that - my own estimates. I based this grade on how it felt to lead it and my wife's efforts to follow it. Could be anywhere from 10b to 11d (snicker). May 21, 2002
[Hide Comment] This route was put up by Pat and Azenda Thompson, Rick and Jana Thompson and Mark Rolofson. It goes at 10d to the right of the bolts or 11c/d straight on the bolts. We called this route Little Stevie's Favorite Heifer. Jun 1, 2002
HTP
Longmont, CO
[Hide Comment] We weren't up for leading this one, but we put a toprope on it after leading Get Your Dieck Off My Barnyard Animals. Fun moves, and not too much drag for a TR. Sep 15, 2008
Marty Combs
Boulder, CO
  5.11a
[Hide Comment] I thought this was a very enjoyable climb. It is mostly sustained 5.10 climbing until the last bolt. If you stay on the bolt line at the last bolt, it is probably a mid 5.11 crux, but you can easily bail by moving right onto the adjacent route (Bull Fight). Apr 28, 2012
Mike D
Boulder, CO
  5.10d
[Hide Comment] Pretty straightforward climbing. I thought this was maybe 5.10b until the mantel move. That felt like .10d, which wasn't bad with a bolt at my waist.... Fun route and well worth doing. Oct 20, 2018