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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Super Carpe Diem

5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b (1)

Sport, 1 pitch, 130'

Europe : Greece : ... : Panorama

Aug 15, 2016

Ymer

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1)

Sport, 1 pitch, 30'

Europe : Greece : ... : Secret Garden

Aug 15, 2016

Hyper

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (1)

Sport, 1 pitch, 30'

Europe : Greece : ... : Secret Garden

Aug 15, 2016

Inseminator P1 (FA)

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (3)

Sport, 1 pitch, 70'

CO : Boulder : ... : Ridge 1

Feb 9, 2016

Statement in You

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (2)

Sport, 1 pitch, 30'

CO : Gunnison : ... : Tiger Wall

Nov 30, 2013

Pussy Foot

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (6)

Sport, 1 pitch, 30'

CO : Gunnison : ... : Tiger Wall

Nov 26, 2012

Shamrock

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (2)

Sport, 1 pitch, 45'

CO : Gunnison : ... : North Bank Middle

May 29, 2012

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulled this carabiner, and a few others that resem...

Pulled this carabiner, and a few others that resemble it, off of sooper kreem last time I was out there. The edge in the rope groove was so sharp it resembled a kitchen kife. Careful out there on popu

CO : Flatirons : ... : Comment

Aug 14, 2012

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Overhang Rock : Snake Watching (5.13a)
By: Mike Humphries When: Jun 30, 2016

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Comments: Indeed, this thing is eroding!

I ran into a reachy stopper section in the redpoint crux (just above the side-by-side, really thin crimp moves). It's been years since I've been on the route, but I don't recall this section being that hard, really long reach to a small seam. You can use a number of holds, but they are awful, and the feet even worse. Perhaps I suck or perhaps it was too hot. Even with these poor excuses, it certainly hurt... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab
By: Mike Humphries When: Jun 13, 2016

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Comments: I found a pair of belay glasses at the Slab on 6/12/16. Please describe them, and I would be more than happy to return to their rightful owner.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : Prime the Pump (5.12b)
By: Mike Humphries When: Jun 13, 2016

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Comments: Wondering if anyone out there has sent this since it broke. My understanding is a key left hand sidepull broke, the first hold after leaving the jugs in the 2nd pitch. IMO it appears to have created a new crux to reach the last bolt rather than passing it. Directly above the last jug complex, there is now about a 3-4 ft. section of nearly blank rock. I tried to do the boulder problem with a really small textured left hand crimp, felt really hard. Taller folks may be able to reach through this se... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : The Vestibule : Stolen Land (5.11c)
By: Mike Humphries When: Jun 11, 2015

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Comments: While both routes are fun, I thought this was waaay better than Tabula Rasa. Perfect rock, the route follows the bolt line (Tabula climbs mostly to the left of the bolts) with a low, crimpy crux with continuous and thought provoking slabbing above.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Animal World : Animal Instinct (5.12c)
By: Mike Humphries When: May 12, 2015

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Comments: There is a huge, loose block just beneath the true first bolt on this route (not the intro bolts on Sundog that many folks back clean). We put 3 big chalky Xs on it. I stood on the block with my right foot as I was climbing past the first bolt, and it rocked to the point that I felt if I moved my foot it would tumble off the wall. Thankfully that didn't happen, but please be careful, and do not use it. It's likely in the 300 lb. range, and I certainly don't have the skills to remove it safely, i... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Animal World : Cujo Tranquilizer (5.12b)
By: Mike Humphries When: Oct 27, 2014

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Comments: The slab climbing on this rig is highly unique. I found myself getting pumped out due to the continuous squeezing and sidepulling while using crappy feet. While the intial crux is certainly harder on a move by move basis, I felt unlocking the 40 ft of continuous slab with a final 12a section was the true crux for me.


Location: CO : Golden : Golden Gate Canyon SP : Dude's Throne : Double Dominatrix (5.12d)
By: Mike Humphries When: Oct 17, 2014

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Comments: Thanks for that opinion, my personal feeling is the route's logical path is to climb left at the second bolt. It flows really nicely and adds a difficult and technical traverse to the thuggy climbing above. Anybody who has sport climbed long enough has run into routes like this, where new beta was found following the first ascent causing a downgrading; it's a common yearly occurrence in Rifle (re: Piece of Cake / Slice of Life). Regardless of opinion about the grade and the correct met... more >>


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : The Sno-Cone Cave : A Stirring of Air (5.10b)
By: Mike Humphries When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: Perhaps I was climbing this thing wrong, but I found the start to be quite hard. I had to bear down hard on a small, incut crimp to get established above the roof on poor, sloping, and polished feet. Tough for easy 5.10, that move alone the way I did it is easily 5.11.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Dinosaur Rock : Jurassic Park (5.13)
By: Mike Humphries When: May 15, 2014

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Comments: It's the Flatirons "Chain Gang" equivalent. I dig it!!!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : New Hipster Rock
By: Mike Humphries When: Oct 9, 2013

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Comments: We ran into one baby rattler last night, I noticed a buzzing sound, stopped moving, and he was a foot or two from me. Be careful and aware of the snakes at this cliff.


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : The Sanctuary : Genesis (5.12a)
By: Mike Humphries When: Sep 23, 2013

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Comments: This is really an incredible route. The climbing through the undercut arete/prow is gymnastic, aesthetic, and simply smile producing!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : $00pr kr33m (5.13a)
By: Mike Humphries When: Aug 24, 2013

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Comments: I've added steel clipping biners to the top three draws on this route. Bolts at the undercling crux, the tension boulder problem above, and the "victory whip" bolt just shy of the anchors sport these biners. They should last significantly longer than the aluminum hardwear that has been getting grooved and sharp on this route quite quickly. Enjoy!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Highlands aka Highlande... : Stiff Upper Lip (5.12a)
By: Mike Humphries When: Mar 14, 2013

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Comments: IMHO, and that's all it is since I hold the route equippers of CCC like Alan Nelson in the highest regard, this is the worst route I have been on in the canyon. Choss, bat shit, and filth are the names of the game on this one.

Also, the last bolt that is right smack in the middle of the dirt, bat shit mess that is sprayed on the wall, needs some attention as it's partially hanging out of the wall.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : $00pr kr33m (5.13a)
By: Mike Humphries When: Aug 14, 2012

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Comments:
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulled this carabiner, and a few others that resem...
Pulled this carabiner, and a few others that resemble it, off of sooper kreem last time I was out there. The edge in the rope groove was so sharp it resembled a kitchen kife. Careful out there on popular routes, fixed draws wear quickly!



Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Macho Borracho (5.12b/c)
By: Mike Humphries When: Jul 23, 2012

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Comments: Climbed this route yesterday and found that both ends of our 70m rope easily reached the ground, probably with 20ft to spare, when using the lefthand 5.10 1st pitch of Brennivin to approach. Perhaps this won't work when approaching from 100 Proof (which is a bit further left), but if Macho Borracho is your goal, a direct approach should deposit you safely on the ground when using a 70m cord. What I can't comment on, as of yet, is the rope drag.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : $00pr kr33m (5.13a)
By: Mike Humphries When: May 22, 2012

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Comments: Many of the fixed clipping biners on this route are getting worn and becoming sharp. I replaced the draw at the upper crux, added a fresh clipping biner to the draw at the lower, punchy, undercling crux, and flipped the draw on the last bolt (was surpisingly worn, possibly from victory whips...). Others should probably be replaced as well. Overall, I removed 1 draw and 1 biner from the route, and I'd be happy to return them to their owner even though they are thoroughly trashed.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Y2K (5.12c)
By: Mike Humphries When: Apr 18, 2012

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Comments: Loved this route. the position is killer, the 4 move crux (V6ish) is aesthetic, tension climbing on crimps and slippery feet, and the final awkward 5.11 move to reach the anchors tops it off. Clip the right bolts and rope drag will not be a problem, I didn't back clean any.


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