Type: Trad, Sport, 210 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Bob D'Antonio, Ron Olsen, Bruno Haché, and Ken Cangi, 8/07
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Shared By: Orphaned on Sep 20, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Local Hero is a mixed route that starts right above the creek, with fun slab climbing on the first pitch, and a neat roof and airy arete on the second pitch. It ascends the right side of the prominent pillar on the north face, finishing up just right of Showtime. This is one of the best routes on the crag; don't miss it!

Start at the base of Creekside, by a gully, just above the creek.

P1: Start up rock on the left side of the gully, then stem up the gully to the first bolt on the right wall. Clip the bolt and move onto the wall. Make some tricky moves (9+) past the second and third bolts. Continue up face and cracks and move left to a steeper headwall. Climb straight up from here to a ledge by a pine tree and a two-bolt anchor. 5.9+, 100'.

P2: Step right from the anchor onto an arete. Clip a bolt and move up to the right side of a roof. Traverse left above the roof to a slab. Climb the slab (fun moves!) past three more bolts to a small roof with a hand crack. Get pro in the crack (#1 or #2 Camalot), step up and clip a bolt above the roof, and crank over the lip (10a; easier if you're tall). Continue up face and cracks, heading toward the arete on the right. Climb the arete to the top of the pinnacle, and a 2-bolt anchor (shared with Border Crossing and The B Boys). 5.10a, 110'.

Descent: Rappel 95' straight down to the anchor on The B Boys. Rappel 110' from here to the gully at the start. A 60m rope works with a little bit of easy downclimbing.


At the gully at the base area of Creekside.


P1: 5 bolts and gear to a #2 Camalot. 2-bolt anchor.
P2: 8 bolts and gear to a #2 Camalot. 2-bolt anchor.


Tombo   Boulder
Fun route, not over bolted and for the most part bolts are where you want them. Light rack of stoppers and one each of gold Alien to #2 Camolot is all that is needed to lace up. Sep 14, 2008
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
A few bolts where gear was an option, but mostly right on. Actually, the route is decently protected by bolts alone, as the gear moves are not difficult. Do take a few long slings for clips that are not in-lin or are below a roof. The 3 stars is reflective of the length of the route done as a single 60M pitch and the exposure up top. It is the top half of this one that earns its stars- the bottom is sort of discontinuous. Jun 15, 2009
Dave Miller
Dave Miller   Boulder
Did this line yesterday for a the first time.
Overbolted seems to be the norm for this crag.
Nice route, creative line. Sep 30, 2010
Boulder, CO
T G   Boulder, CO
Unexpectedly pulled a large, torso-sized chunk of rock out of the wall on the 2nd pitch just to the right of the lower part of the slab under the upper roof that had to be trundled down the route. Thankfully nobody was below, because it caused quite a bit of destruction at the base of the route. May 7, 2018
Andrew Biggs
Andrew Biggs   Colorado
Second pitch of this route is pretty good, the roof felt harder than 10a. I'd say just a set of nuts would suffice for this route. Bolts are pretty well spaced but aren't unsafe. Also it's worth noting that bolt above the roof is seriously a foot above the roof. Clip that before pulling. Ended up not needed gear on the second pitch. Sep 4, 2018