REI Community

Member Since: Jan 7, 2009
Last Visit: Jan 9, 2018
Contact Mike Slavens

Mike Slavens
is a member of
Point Rank: # 10,982
Total Points: 35

0 Compliments
How do you get points?
Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

Where has Mike Slavens been climbing?


All 188 | Routes 1 | Areas | Approach Trails | Photos 5 | Page Improvements | Comments 6 | Posts 159 | Stars 14 | Ratings 3

Contributed Comments


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

view comment >>
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

view comment >>
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

view comment >>
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

view comment >>
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

view comment >>
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

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

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · Contact · About