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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Wannabe Bolter (FA)

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

Sport, 1 pitch, 50'

CO : Golden : ... : Wanna Be Wall

Nov 22, 2009

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Route line.

Route line.

CO : Golden : ... : Wannabe Bolter (5.8+)

Dec 29, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: Wannabe Bolter.

Wannabe Bolter.

CO : Golden : ... : Wannabe Bolter (5.8+)

Dec 29, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: Holly Huecos Batman!

Holly Huecos Batman!

UT : 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.

UT : 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.

CO : Colorado Springs : ... : Diesel and Dust (5.11-)

Dec 29, 2009

Contributed Comments


Location: CO : 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: CO : Theft of Hangers at Red Roc...
By: Mike Slavens When: Apr 3, 2014

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Comments: I think at least a few people would be willing to donate money/hangers (including myself) and likely help put them on the bolts as this is a real shame. If anything formal is set up, please share.

However, I think we'd like to see something that gives confidence that the new hangers won't just be stolen again. I know that will be a challenge, and I'm not sure what that something would look like; it would just be very defeating to see the replacements disappear again. Please keep us... more >>

Location: CO : 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: CO : 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: CO : 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: CO : 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: UT : 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: Double boot an overkill in CO?Climbing Gear DiscussionMike SlavensDec 1, 2016
re: Best Rock Climbing Locations during the Winter monthsBeginning ClimbersMike SlavensNov 30, 2016
re: What makes "the Euros" better? General ClimbingMike SlavensNov 29, 2016
re: Engineering Internships HelpColoradoMike SlavensNov 16, 2016
re: A Plea to Gym SettersTraining ForumMike SlavensNov 3, 2016
re: Suggestions for trainingTraining ForumMike SlavensOct 28, 2016
re: We need a bigger size of TC pros and Muiras!General ClimbingMike SlavensOct 28, 2016
Engineering Jobs In the Climbing IndustryGeneral ClimbingMike SlavensOct 27, 2016
re: Indian Creek in December?Utah PartnersMike SlavensOct 27, 2016
re: E-rock Climbing Partner 10/28MidwestMike SlavensOct 18, 2016
re: Random boltsColoradoMike SlavensOct 18, 2016
re: New "HUGE" climbing gym coming to Houston (Katy) Area!!!MidwestMike SlavensOct 3, 2016
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