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Member Since: Nov 30, 2009
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Personal: Lives in Boulder, CO
Favorite Climbs: Those that challenge my mind and body...
Other Interests: Moving efficiently throughout the mountains...
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Jack of all trades, master of none.
Photo Albums by Stephen Felker    
Rock Climbing Photo: Iron Mike 2012

Climbing
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Rock Climbing Photo: Collapsible, transportable, aluminum framed, frees...

Tricks of the Trade
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Out There
Joy Ride 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
  Feb 12 - Tr solo rp
Big Dog 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
  Jan 28 - RP
Li'l Dog 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
  Jan 14 - OS
Surround Sound  5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
  Dec 10 - RP
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Double Stout 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Squeezing My Will to Live 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
The Turning Point V9 7C
s00kr33m 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Sonic Youth 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Nevermore 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
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Surround Sound 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Truth or Consequences 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
The Vaporizer 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Kid Fears 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Julie 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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fixin' to descend  Top Rope Solo   <br /> <br />Ditch the backup knots AND self belay hands free!   <br /> <br />Rig a single fixed line (pad sharp edges). Microcender as primary (toothless mechanical prusik allows some slippage to reduce dynamic loads).  Micro traxion as secondary (light, low friction).  Hold primary up with makeshift chest harness for zero slack.  Extend primary (7mm cord) so that, in the event of failure or slippage of the primary, the secondary does not jam against the primary- lesson learned from experience (and a mangled secondary).   <br /> <br />The extension on the primary also aids in transitioning to a descending device (e.g. grigri, act)- pull up some slack, tie an overhand on a bight and clip it to your belay loop via a locker, remove microtraxion, thread descender, boink up inch to transition weight to the descender, remove microcender via pin as well as backup knot and descend. <br /> <br />TR solo only!  Do not try to rope solo (i.e. lead) with this setup!   And when all else fails   Mobile command center   Portable hangboard for travel and pre-proj warmup.  Holes cut to reduce weight.  Adjust fixed edge depth with 1/4" shims. To accommodate board rotation, a 3.5" lever arm works well with the slightly beveled edge of a metolius campus rung.  
Fruit of the Poisonous Tree 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Hammerhead V5 6C
$00pr kr33m 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
The Kind (originally In Your Face, then Standard Overhang - after the block was removed) V5 6C
Plague 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Big Dog 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a  Suggests: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Love Your Enemies 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a  Suggests: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Golden Rose 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Suggests: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Days of Future Passed aka Our Future Has Passed 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Suggests: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Skippin' Stones 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Suggests: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
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