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Mike on the FA of the wild 2nd pitch!
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May 23, 2008
Mike on the FA of the wild 2nd pitch!  
Whoa... Chimney climbing in Sedona without a shirt, now that's out there! Nov 12, 2008
and if it's a FA why did he stop to drill a bolt just below what looks like a bomber cam placement? Or did he hang on the cam while drilling the bolt? Jun 2, 2011
Mike   Phoenix
To answer the above questions/comments...

Paul while I am climbing in a chimney, there are no back-to-the-wall chimney moves on it; it is all stemming. Also I realize it appears as though my back is against the other wall, but it is only b/c of the camera angle.

T-Dog & Yarp, although Mark wrote it as "FA", to be more specific it was the first free ascent. This route was developed by Jake Dayley & Kole Decou,and Mark & I did the FFA. Also I realize it appears that the bolt is right next to the cam placement, but I assure you it is not. The camera view makes it hard to tell the distance. Kole isn't exactly known for excessive bolting, and I have yet to hear of anyone that finds that bolt extraneous. Jun 5, 2011

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