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Member Since: Nov 15, 2004
Last Visit: Nov 25, 2016
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Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The For Real Canyon : The Real Deal (5.13c)
By: Mike Anderson When: Nov 4, 2016

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Comments: This is a great route on perfect rock! I highly recommend it!

I put in "drop-in" anchors. These are not climbing "booty", so please don't take them.

Oh yeah, I took my first lead-bolting fall while putting this up, so it will always have a place in my heart. If you're hanging on a small hook, make sure you clip into the new bolt before you start cranking it down with your big socket wrench :) !... more >>


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Grotto Walls Area : Lower Grotto Wall : Insurrection (5.14c)
By: Mike Anderson When: Jun 21, 2016

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Comments: This is an incredible route! Mark, you should be very proud, what great vision and courage to bolt this line and commit to establishing it! The moves are so cool, and the rock is as good as it gets in Colorado. I was so psyched to send this thing and close the loop from when we first spotted the line in 2012 (3rd ascent?).

It was also a really cool experience to go camping up on the Pass, waking up before dawn, and having the crag to ourselves. What a great crag!


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Brown Wall : Game of Drones (5.12d)
By: Mike Anderson When: Dec 9, 2015

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Comments: Cool, I'm glad you checked it out! I thought it might be 13a but wasn't sure. I'm glad you also found it to be high quality and hard :)


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Primo Wall : Portrait in Flesh (5.14a)
By: Mike Anderson When: Oct 7, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Ryan, that's good to know since this was my first FA at that grade. It's some of the best rock in CCC.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Brown Wall : The Legacy (5.14a)
By: Mike Anderson When: Oct 7, 2015

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Comments: Thanks, Kevin! I was definitely inspired by you guys. More details on the send are up on my blog: rockclimberstrainingmanual.com...


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Brown Wall : Smausser Traverse Thing... (5.11-)
By: Mike Anderson When: Jul 13, 2015

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Comments: I added long chains to this in April '15 and left 'biners on them for convenient lowering. Enjoy!


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Sitting Bull Falls
By: Mike Anderson When: Feb 25, 2015

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Comments: Is Sitting Bull Falls still closed? The forest service website seems to indicate that....


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Primo Wall : Portrait in Flesh (5.14a)
By: Mike Anderson When: Nov 5, 2014

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Comments: This route was bolted and prepped by Taylor Roy, who moved away from the Front Range before he had a chance to send it. Thanks for the great work, Taylor!


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Grotto Walls Area : Lower Grotto Wall : Insurrection (5.14c) : Photo
By: Mike Anderson When: Jun 6, 2014

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Comments: Great work on this rig!


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (xx) Indian Ridge
By: Mike Anderson When: Jun 20, 2013

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Comments: It appears you could approach Squaw Rock, et al, from the Skull Hollow Campground up Forest Road 5720, and make for a much shorter approach. Has anyone attempted this? It would deposit you near the canal and save the hike from the main area.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : The Dungeon : The Heretic (5.13b)
By: Mike Anderson When: Aug 29, 2012

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Comments: Sam, yes there is a route left of the Heretic, but I was referring to the fact that there are 3 very closely spaced routes fight in the B&C area, and of these 3 routes, The Heretic is the left-most route. Thanks for the FA update.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Checkered Demon : Gigantor (5.13)
By: Mike Anderson When: Jun 12, 2012

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Comments: After working this route and red pointing it and climbing many of the other hard routes at the City, I think an upgrade to 13c is appropriate for Gigantor. It has a very thin, technical crux at the very top of the route with no good rest (assuming you stay on the face and don't "cheat" over to the arete). It requires a rare combination of technical precision, endurance and mental focus. This style of climbing is becoming a lost art form, but allows you to climb the most magnificent features.

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Location: CO : Independence Pass : Grotto Walls Area : Lower Grotto Wall : Before There Were Nine (5.13c)
By: Mike Anderson When: Jun 5, 2012

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Comments: Where is this route located? Please help.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Checkered Demon
By: Mike Anderson When: May 14, 2012

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Comments: This is an awesome crag! All the routes are great, and it's a nice hangout, with some of the coolest boulders I've seen at the City.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Checkered Demon : Gigantor (5.13)
By: Mike Anderson When: May 14, 2012

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Comments: This route seemed very solid to me at 13b (I didn't RP it, just worked it bolt-to-bolt). The moves between the chipped holds seemed reachy to me, but this style of climbing tends to have moves that feel vicious when working them, then come together fairly quickly on RP.




Location: NC : The Dump : The Dump (Routes)
By: Mike Anderson When: Mar 19, 2012

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Comments: I just wanted to say that this is an awesome little crag with a very misleading name. Thanks to all that had a hand in developing and maintaining it!

I'm baffled that it's not included in the Lambert guide...it must be because this crag contradicts his thesis that NC should be preserved as a museum for "ground up traditional ethics".


Location: NC : The Dump : The Dump (Routes) : Unwritten Law (5.12b/c)
By: Mike Anderson When: Mar 19, 2012

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Comments: The rating of this route with a split grade must be some kind of inside joke. Maybe it's easier for tall folks, or maybe people are grabbing the chains and skipping the dyno, but I found the last move to be plenty adequate for a 12c rating. I climbed the 5.13 extension and still believe the hardest move on that route was the dyno before the first anchor.

Great route nevertheless, and a great crag.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Hawksbill Mtn : Middle Hawksbill : Appalachian Spring (5.12c)
By: Mike Anderson When: Mar 19, 2012

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Comments: Brilliant route...nice angle, nice crimps and interesting sequences. Can be wet up high.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Hawksbill Mtn : Middle Hawksbill : Line of Fire (5.12c)
By: Mike Anderson When: Mar 19, 2012

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Comments: Two very sharp, small crimps st the start (that might be avoided with a big reach), otherwise no too sharp. A good route, but best in the high country?? Not even the best on the wall IMO.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Killer Cave : Sweet Bro (5.13a)
By: Mike Anderson When: Mar 7, 2012

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Comments: SPOILER ALERT: Holds vanish as you pull the final roof, so be ready to improvise. I had to make a few desperate lunges to the right after clearing the lip.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (n) Snake Rock : Split Image (5.12d) : Photo
By: Mike Anderson When: Dec 17, 2011

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Comments: Wow, did you take that photo?


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gym : My Generation (5.12d)
By: Mike Anderson When: Dec 13, 2011

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Comments: I think this is 13a, but if we call it 12d, it's consistent with the general old school/sand-bagged nature of the Gym.

The Gym triple crown is to do The Example, Deeper Shade, and My Generation in a day. It probably made more sense BITD when there weren't a many hard routes at Shelf.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The North Gym : Power Thirteen (5.13a)
By: Mike Anderson When: Dec 13, 2011

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Comments: A good climb with very contrasting sections. The bottom crux is a steep as it gets at Shelf while the top climbs perfect grey stone up a slab. Some choss down low and a no hands rest cost this route one star.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The North Gym : Scorcher VI: Global Meltdow... (5.11a)
By: Mike Anderson When: Dec 13, 2011

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Comments: This route makes another god reason to come to the North Gym. A striking line on great rock.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The North Gym : Who Left the Fridge Open? (5.12a)
By: Mike Anderson When: Dec 13, 2011

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Comments: I agree this is among the best 12- routes at Shelf. Great rock, cool pockets, and sustained fun climbing.


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