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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

North Chimney

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (7)

Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 500'

Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : Lower East Face

Jul 18, 2016

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Kode 22 ABS

Kode 22 ABS

Dec 3, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: giro helmet

giro helmet

Dec 3, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Older BD Screws

Older BD Screws

Nov 28, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: BD Express Screws

BD Express Screws

Nov 28, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: stingers


Nov 28, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: nomics


Nov 28, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: bd ice tools

bd ice tools

Aug 22, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: LS Trango

LS Trango

Forums : ... :

Aug 22, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Salomon x alp

Salomon x alp

Aug 12, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: New


Aug 12, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: mid guide tennies

mid guide tennies

Aug 12, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: New


Aug 12, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: North Chimney with approximate route.

North Chimney with approximate route.

Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : North Chimney (5.4)

Jul 18, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Sorry, this is too easy.

Sorry, this is too easy.

Forums : Climbing Gear Discussion : ... : Post

Oct 27, 2013

Contributed Comments


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : The Crestones : 'Bag O Stones' (5.8)
By: Mike Soucy When: Jun 14, 2017

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Comments: Awesome, Phil! I've had my eye on doing this for a number of years but just haven't made it happen. Mostly I'm too scared to solo the Prow...I've always heard that the Brothers Briggs blitzed this bag first in like 8 hours from S Colony back in the day. You just got me psyched to do it again!

Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Magic Mountain : Community Pillar (5.9)
By: Mike Soucy When: Nov 4, 2015

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Comments: A double set to #3 Camalots and a single #4 was just about perfect for me on this route. Only the largest of cams or bros would protect many of the squeeze chimney sections. These feel quite secure and have the added benefit of many face holds.

Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Solar Slab - Upper Tier : Arch Enemy (5.9)
By: Mike Soucy When: Nov 4, 2015

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Comments: To clarify a bit of smassey's comment:
I don't think Arch Enemy could be rapped from the top of the finger crack/Solar Slab p3 chains with a single 60m.
It's a 35m rap climbers' left to the second belay stance. From here a 60m would work per his beta. Bring a 70m.

Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Ypsilon Mountain : Y Couloir (Right Branch)
By: Mike Soucy When: Mar 30, 2015

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Comments: Update to Brian's above post for the skiers. At this time, one cannot safely rap the ice chimney with a single 60m rope. A 70m will get you below the vertical ice, with a bit of easy downclimbing to a safe zone below the chimney. Two 60s would be ideal to quickly get you out of the firing line. The fixed anchor at the top of the chimney consists of two well-placed pitons in good rock.

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Mountain : Mickey Mouse Wall : Captain Beyond (5.10+)
By: Mike Soucy When: Nov 20, 2013

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Comments: Bring a knife, if you think, of it to clean up the rap anchors. They are becoming so filled with tat that it's hard to thread the ropes through...wish I could have fixed them today but didn't have one with me. There is plenty of good material to leave, as well as plenty of junk to clean. Thank you!

Location: Colorado : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Sunshine Wall : Buckshot (5.10b)
By: Mike Soucy When: Nov 1, 2013

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Comments: Good route. Doing this in two pitches is easy with a bit of attention to rope drag on P1. If it's near your limit, triple #3 Camalots would not be a bad idea for P2. Neither would tape.....
An old size #4 was good to have on both pitches.
And most importantly, if you plan to rap the route to the climbers' left (Squash? three raps w/one rope), bring a knife and some cord or webbing to spruce up the anchors. There's a ton of old and faded stuff up there that needs to be cut away and re... more >>

Location: Colorado : Independence Pass : ICBJ Boulder : ICBJ (V6)
By: Mike Soucy When: Oct 15, 2012

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Comments: FA John Sherman. Know what it stands for?

Location: Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Bear Lake Trailheads : Emerald Lake / Tyndall Gorg... : ... : Bullet (WI3+ M6+)
By: Mike Soucy When: Dec 7, 2011

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Comments: Climbed this route today. Fun and challenging rock climbing with tools. A couple of comments: we found a single rack from green C3 to #3, small/med nuts, and 3 ice screws to be plenty sufficient. We did, however, climb right of the offwidth. No pins necessary. Gear through the traverse is great (I tested it).
Also, we removed the fixed anchor at the top of the pitch and moved it ~20m climbers' left, to the base of the big dihedral.
The two pins (both short KBs) that constituted the establi... more >>

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Country Club Crack (5.11c)
By: Mike Soucy When: Oct 6, 2011

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Comments: My 60m makes it down to the first AF anchor with none to spare. Tie knots.

Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Whitney Portal
By: Mike Soucy When: Sep 21, 2011

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Comments: How late in the season can one reasonably expect to climb here?

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