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Member Since: Nov 30, 2009
Last Visit: 3 days ago
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Total Points: 493
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Where has Stephen Felker been climbing?

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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Likes to climb: none specified
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Born and raised in the deep south.
Jack of all trades, master of none.

Photo Albums by Stephen Felker    
Rock Climbing Photo: Iron Mike 2012

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

Tricks of the Trade
5 photos
Out There
Maximus 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
  Jun 17 - w/whiteflash
Monkey Business 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
  Jun 9 - Tronsite!
Chips V7 7A+
  Mar 5 - RP
Stand Up Comedian V5 6C PG13
  Mar 4 - RP
Choose Life 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Double Stout 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
The Turning Point V8 7B
s00kr33m 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 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
Sending in Joe's 2016  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, ATC)- 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  
Choose Life 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Helicopter V5-6 6C+
Ten-Digit Dialing 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Buster Brown 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
The Shaft 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Big Dog 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  Suggests: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Joy Ride 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  Suggests: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Love Your Enemies 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a  Suggests: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Rehabilitator 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a  Suggests: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Golden Rose 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Suggests: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

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