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Micro Chip 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
FA: Equipped by Alan Nelson, then recycled hangers. FFA Derek Peavey
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Submitted By: Adam Peters on Mar 11, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Micro Chip. Climbs through the prominent, brown st...

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    Micro Chip is the clean little headwall in between Leap of Faith and Red Tag Hag. To start, climb up the slab that is typical at this section of the wall. Move a little right and then head back left after clipping the third bolt. This portion of the route is still a little chossy, so use a little care.

    Set up under the roof and clip the fourth bolt, then make a couple moves on jugs and clip the fifth bolt over the lip. Now make the initial crux moves and head for the Micro Chipped, err, Micro Chip hold. Bear down and reach better holds, then move up and right to the shared anchors with Red Tag Hag.


    This route is in between Leap of Faith to the left and Red Tag Hag to the right. It shares anchors with Red Tag Hag.


    7 bolts.

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    By Tzilla Rapdrilla
    Mar 13, 2013

    Great job, Derek, I heard a yelp from around the corner, didn't realize that it was the send.
    By SteveZ
    From: Denver, CO
    Mar 13, 2013
    rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

    Cool boulder problem standing up to that "hold". Rock is a little flakey in spots but good stone where you need it. Thanks for throwing hangers back on this one, Derek, and good work on getting it!
    By derek peavey
    Mar 14, 2013

    Thanks, Tod and Steve. This climb is all about the boulder problem. Very hard to rate. I thought around V6ish for me. If you boulder a lot, it could definitely be easier. This route could be .12c or .12d or .13a depending on your style of climbing and height. After watching Adam's beta, it seemed being shorter made it a little harder reaching for the "Chip".
    By mlloyd
    From: denver
    Apr 25, 2013

    Worth climbing, a fun crux with a cool stand up move. Easier if you're tall. The hold just above the crux is less than solid and may break eventually.

    Thanks for putting hangers on this one. The route to the right is much harder than this one with the broken hold.
    By Pinklebear
    Dec 15, 2016
    rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

    Great little route. The Capps/Lloyd CCC guidebook describes the crux as "height-dependent," but it's really not. At 5'6"—plus old and fat—I had a totally workable sequence; it was more moves maybe but not stretchy. Just jessery and body English.
    By Kevin Capps
    From: Golden, CO
    Dec 15, 2016
    rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

    Agreed, fun route! My only comment was that it was on the easier side of the grade being 5'11''. I thought it was 12+, but maybe it's 13- if you're a little shorter.

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