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Mike Gray

Smoke Hole Canyon
57 years old · Male

Member Since
Apr 28, 2008
Last Visit: Dec 15, 2020
389 Points
Point Rank: #2,793 Details

Likes Trad, Sport, Tr, Boulders
Leads Follows
Trad 5.10a 5.11a
Sport 5.10a 5.11b
Aid C2 C1
Boulders V5
Favorite Climbs
Green Wall, High Test, Shattered Illusions, Destiny, Raindancer, Flying Below Radar, Gypsies, Bridgeburners, Four Sheets to the Wind, White Punks on Dope, Illusion Dweller, Central Pillar, Angelicus, Mr. Brownstone, Going on a Bender, Lords of Limestone.
Other Interests
Spoiling my granddaughters, preserving Pendleton County and Smoke Hole history, hiking, reading, art
Personal / Fav Site
More Info
Climbing 46 years; VA, WV, AZ, CA, NM, CO, w/ 200+ FAs, sport and trad, ground-up, solo aid, rap, whatever.

1,000+ hours of trail work, clean-up and bolt/anchor replacement since 2009. Author of The Climber's Guide to Smoke Hole Canyon, co-author and editor of rakkup.com Smoke Hole Canyon and Reed's Creek guidebook apps. Co-founder Friends of Smoke Hole and Share/UP: Smoke Hole Anchor Replacement/Upgrade Project. Incredibly lucky husband and grandpa.


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Ticks View All 12

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Illegal Dihedral
Jan 6, 2013 · Killer! Climbed this when it was brand new but hung at the crux. Nice to get it clean!
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 28
South Side Classic
Sep 2, 2012
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 191
Cussin' Crack
Aug 5, 2012
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 61
Superman
Oct 1, 2010 · Climbed the day after the FA.
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 3
Early Retirement
Apr 11, 2010 · Not as bad as the sally who put it on MP makes it sound.... just requires some sackage.
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
A Moment of Clarity
Oct 31, 2008
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Illegal Dihedral Central Arizona > … > Northern Devils… > Stormwatch Wall
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Jan 6, 2013 · Killer! Climbed this when it was brand new but hung at the crux. Nice to get it clean!
South Side Classic Buena Vista > Elephant Rock
 28
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Sep 2, 2012
Cussin' Crack Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Castle Rock
 191
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Aug 5, 2012
Superman Reeds Creek
 61
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Oct 1, 2010 · Climbed the day after the FA.
Early Retirement Franklin Gorge > Main Wall > Impact Zone
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, Sport
Apr 11, 2010 · Not as bad as the sally who put it on MP makes it sound.... just requires some sackage.
A Moment of Clarity Franklin Gorge > Main Wall > Contact Zone
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Oct 31, 2008

Tick Breakdown
Trad Sport Boulder Ice

Pitches Routes Days Out
90 Days 0 0 0
Last Year 0 0 0
5 Years 0 0 0
All Time 15 12 12

Where Mike Climbs

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