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Micro-Climb 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: James & Michelle Berry -1993 Ground Up
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Submitted By: Mike Madsen on Apr 11, 2016

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The bottom half of Micro-Climb

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Description 

Climbs the face to the right of Borealis Strut up good crystals another short fun warm up route.

Location 

to the right of Borealis Strut

Protection 

4 bolts


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By Mark Orsag
From: Omaha, NE
Apr 17, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Poor rock quality in the middle and top of route-- kind of hard to see the holds at the bottom-- annoying.
By Mike Madsen
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From: Rapid City
Apr 18, 2016

I don't recall any bad rock on this route. I have done it a few times as a warm up in the area. I see plenty of people on it. Have you climbed it recently mark? Maybe I need to relook at it. Thanks!
By Mark Orsag
From: Omaha, NE
Apr 27, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Not recently. It was about 3-4 years ago. There were some loose crystals up top and a big loose very rotten horizontal flake (hard to avoid touching it) that was literally flaking off in the middle of the route. I remember being glad that I had chosen to reverse the usual order of things for me at Rushmore and lead the 9 and toprope the 8 at a dual anchor. I will be right there this summer as leading Jupiter Fly By is a goal. I will take another look at Micro Climb and see if it looks less chossy...

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