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Air Head S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Big Man On Campus S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Blue Sky Mining S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Burning Chrome S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Dirt Me S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Drop Zone S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Gear Head T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Get A Life T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Get Insurance T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Get a Job S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Herb-A-Med-Veg-A-Matic S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Highlander S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Job Review S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Job Security S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Leap of Faith S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Learning to Crawl S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lord of the Rings S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Micro Chip S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Neo-Quasi Bugaloo S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Not One Of Us S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Outsider, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Peer 42 S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Peer Bastard S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Peer Pressure S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Peer Review S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Red Tag Hag S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Resume S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Smack That Bitch Up S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Stiff Upper Lip S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Tarzan S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
White Whale, The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Wind Machine S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Equipped by Alan Nelson, then recycled hangers. FFA Derek Peavey
Page Views: 950 total, 16/month
Shared By: Adam Peters on Mar 11, 2013
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Micro Chip is the clean little headwall in between Leap of Faith and Red Tag Hag. To start, climb up the slab that is typical at this section of the wall. Move a little right and then head back left after clipping the third bolt. This portion of the route is still a little chossy, so use a little care.

Set up under the roof and clip the fourth bolt, then make a couple moves on jugs and clip the fifth bolt over the lip. Now make the initial crux moves and head for the Micro Chipped, err, Micro Chip hold. Bear down and reach better holds, then move up and right to the shared anchors with Red Tag Hag.

Location

This route is in between Leap of Faith to the left and Red Tag Hag to the right. It shares anchors with Red Tag Hag.

Protection

7 bolts.

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Kevin Capps
Golden, CO
5.12d
Kevin Capps   Golden, CO
5.12d
Agreed, fun route! My only comment was that it was on the easier side of the grade being 5'11''. I thought it was 12+, but maybe it's 13- if you're a little shorter. Dec 15, 2016
Pinklebear
  5.13a
Pinklebear  
  5.13a
Great little route. The Capps/Lloyd CCC guidebook describes the crux as "height-dependent," but it's really not. At 5'6"—plus old and fat—I had a totally workable sequence; it was more moves maybe but not stretchy. Just jessery and body English. Dec 15, 2016
mlloyd
denver
 
mlloyd   denver
 
Worth climbing, a fun crux with a cool stand up move. Easier if you're tall. The hold just above the crux is less than solid and may break eventually.

Thanks for putting hangers on this one. The route to the right is much harder than this one with the broken hold. Apr 25, 2013
Thanks, Tod and Steve. This climb is all about the boulder problem. Very hard to rate. I thought around V6ish for me. If you boulder a lot, it could definitely be easier. This route could be .12c or .12d or .13a depending on your style of climbing and height. After watching Adam's beta, it seemed being shorter made it a little harder reaching for the "Chip". Mar 14, 2013
SteveZ
Denver, CO
  5.13a
SteveZ   Denver, CO
  5.13a
Cool boulder problem standing up to that "hold". Rock is a little flakey in spots but good stone where you need it. Thanks for throwing hangers back on this one, Derek, and good work on getting it! Mar 13, 2013
Great job, Derek, I heard a yelp from around the corner, didn't realize that it was the send. Mar 13, 2013