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Big Tuna S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b R
Corner Route S,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Courtney S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Dream On S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Dreams of White Porsches S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Gidget (Meets the Turgid Seamonster) S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13
Holy Mackerel S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Hot Tuna S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Left Slab S,TR 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
Megalodon S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Mickey's Beach 4x7, The S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Mickey's Beach Arete S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Motion In The Ocean S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Mutiny S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Naked and Disfigured S,TR 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b R
Nancy S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Pelicans S,TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Sex Porpoises S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Sharky's Machine TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Squid Vicious S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Walkin' a Thin Line S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Wet Dreams S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
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Type: Sport, 7 pitches
FA: Ben Stasiuk, 2016
Page Views: 346 total, 21/month
Shared By: Ben Stasiuk on Aug 1, 2016
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

The Mickey's Beach 4x7 is a multi-sport endeavor that will make for an awesome day in Marin and leave you feeling like a wildman by nightfall. The 4x7 breakdown consists of the following done in one day:

-Surf 7 waves
-Run the 7 mile loop from Stinson to the Pantoll
-Climb 7 routes at Mickey's
-Drink 7 beers

Any of these legs (except for the climbing) could be substituted out for another justifiable leg involving the number 7. Kayak 7 miles or bike 70 miles were considered, but I settled on my 4x7 as listed above... you have to choose yours.

Location

The order in which each leg is completed does not matter. I did the following:

1. Surf at Fort Cronkhite (Rodeo Beach). Catch 7 waves.

2. Run the 7 mile Matt Davis/Steep Ravine Loop. Parking can be found up the road from the fire station in Stinson. The road turns into a one-way street up by the trailhead. Make sure that your car is facing the right direction or you will come back to your car with a $250 ticket waiting for you (parking is okay on both sides of the street as long as you are in the right direction). The loop is a pretty popular hike, more details can be found here bahiker.com/northbayhikes/s…

3. Climb 7 routes at Mickey's. I chose the following in this order:
*Corner Route 5.10
*Walkin' a Thin Line 5.10
*Pelicans 5.12a
*Courtney 5.11d
*Hot Tuna 5.12a
*Left Slab (Torque) 5.11d
*East Face of Peeper's Rock 5.9
Wanted to keep all of the sends on Main Rock, but the tide absolutely drenched my partner and I before we could get a clean send on Nancy. We were literally pouring water out of our climbing shoes before hopping on the wall and made a makeshift plastic chalkbag for the last three routes. We finished Left Slab in almost total darkness then ticked off the 5.9 using my partner's dying cell phone as a headlamp stuffed in a backwards hat with a little bit of tape. Excellent day! Thanks Alan for keeping a smile on your face even when I rocketed you barefoot into 4 feet of water (luckily no barnacle damage).

4. Drink 7 beers. I thought at this point one could chill, but you are so in the tick tick tick mindset all day it felt the same way. I went for Modelos and finished it off with a Sierra.

Enjoy!

Protection

Surfboard, trail running shoes, draws, beers

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