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Routes = 10
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Wannabe Bolter (FA)

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (5)

Sport, 1 pitch, 50'

Colorado > Golden > ... > Wanna Be Wall

Nov 22, 2009

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Route line.

Route line.

Colorado > Golden > ... > Wannabe Bolter (5.8+)

Dec 29, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: Wannabe Bolter.

Wannabe Bolter.

Colorado > Golden > ... > Wannabe Bolter (5.8+)

Dec 29, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: Holly Huecos Batman!

Holly Huecos Batman!

Utah > Moab Area > ... > Big Bend Bouldering Area

Dec 29, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: Friction Slab at Indian Creek.  Do yourself a favo...

Friction Slab at Indian Creek. Do yourself a favor and keep driving to the cracks that you came for.

Utah > Moab Area > ... > Friction Slab

Dec 29, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Slavens starting the crux of Diesel and Dust.

Mike Slavens starting the crux of Diesel and Dust.

Colorado > Colorado Springs > ... > Diesel and Dust (5.11-)

Dec 29, 2009

Contributed Comments

 

Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > The Bookend > Hot Licks (5.9)
By: Mike Slavens When: Jun 6, 2016

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Comments: My buddy led this, and I just followed, but consensus was bring the #6. In fact bring two #6s if 5.9 offwidth is pushing your limits. That way you can leave the #5 lower where it's still in decent cam'ing range but also have a backup in case the #6 gets a little squirrelly when trying to walk it up.


Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > The Bank > Scarface (5.10c)
By: Mike Slavens When: Feb 17, 2014

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Comments: The "scary boulder" only looks scary, but it's as solid as it could ever be. Several folks have tried to remove it with crow bars, but it didn't budge. No safety concern whatsoever.


Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > Cash Wall > Forty Two and No Rinkhals (5.9+)
By: Mike Slavens When: Dec 30, 2009

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Comments: Second the opinion that this is a great option for busy days at Cactus. This wall has enough climbs to spend a day there and this is a must do if you are there.


Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Garden of the Gods > Kindergarten Rock > East Face > Diesel and Dust (5.11-)
By: Mike Slavens When: Dec 29, 2009

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Comments: Definitely a "feel good" 5.11, but fun nonetheless. It's rare to find solid crimps like this at the Garden which is the land of sand and home of "pull down not out".


Location: Colorado > South Platte > Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil... > Wigwam Dome > Ramblin' Rose (5.10)
By: Mike Slavens When: Aug 24, 2009

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Comments: The two 1/4" bolts protecting the 5.9 pitch have been redrilled with 3/8" stainless steel Fixe bolts and Fixe hangers.

My dad and I drilled them on 08-24-09 by hand.

The old bolts and hangers were not removed due to difficulty pulling them (they are in there pretty solid) and time constraints as we were moving slow. Currently we do not have plans to return to pull the old bolts.


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > Friction Slab > Sundance (5.7)
By: Mike Slavens When: Apr 30, 2009

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Comments: Holds may have washed off, climb is now harder than 5.7. Anchor slings need to be replaced. Not worth doing.


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Climbing/Life Balance (Married, Kids, Life...) WHATS THE SECRET!?General ClimbingMike SlavensJan 9, 2018
re: Relatively New Climber Training Question!Training ForumMike SlavensJan 9, 2018
re: Training Plan FeedbackTraining ForumMike SlavensJan 9, 2018
re: Houston/Austin Climbing partner 1/7Texas PartnersMike SlavensJan 4, 2018
re: What's going on at sea cliffs: is magnesium oxide breaking down steel bolts?Fixed Hardware: Bolts & AnchorsMike SlavensJan 3, 2018
re: Minimum strength for anchor cordage & for prusikClimbing Gear DiscussionMike SlavensDec 12, 2017
re: Cable instead of webbing questionFixed Hardware: Bolts & AnchorsMike SlavensDec 12, 2017
re: Minimum strength for anchor cordage & for prusikClimbing Gear DiscussionMike SlavensDec 8, 2017
re: '17-'18 South Texas Ice ConditionsMidwestMike SlavensDec 8, 2017
'17-'18 South Texas Ice ConditionsMidwestMike SlavensDec 8, 2017
re: Pieces pulling from fallsBeginning ClimbersMike SlavensDec 7, 2017
re: When climbers converge on upper Anthill in Eldorado Canyon...ColoradoMike SlavensDec 4, 2017
re: Its possible climb in Denver during January ?ColoradoMike SlavensNov 16, 2017
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