Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Equipped by Alan Nelson, then recycled hangers. FFA Derek Peavey
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Shared By: Adam Peters on Mar 11, 2013
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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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.


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.


7 bolts.


Great job, Derek, I heard a yelp from around the corner, didn't realize that it was the send. Mar 13, 2013
Denver, CO
SteveZ   Denver, CO
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
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
Matthew Lloyd
denver colorado
Matthew Lloyd   denver colorado
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
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
Kevin Capps
Golden, CO
Kevin Capps   Golden, CO
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