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Take a Hike 

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

Type:  Sport, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
FA: Dave Bingham
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Submitted By: peachy spohn on Jun 24, 2013

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nearing the chains on sharp, sharp holds


A great route with amazing position, the Twin Sisters and a beautiful open plain sitting behind you! The only negatives were some leftover dirt from nests and a bit of rock grain. The moves themselves are sweet and powerful. After traversing the rail, do a powerful transition to gain the face and really fun huecos. After the last hueco move left to edges and a powerful move to a vertical flake. Then gun it tot he chains. A great climb.


Take a Hike does the same start as Gigantor, but moves left at the second bolt, following the slanting rail/flake. On the right side of Checkered Demon.



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By bheller
From: SL UT
Jul 18, 2013

I believe this route was equipped by Dave Bingham, and then easily climbed by Micheal Stoger for the first ascent. Mike later climbed the route 9 times in a row, without a rest! Stoger's climbing abilities were virtually unmatched throughout this country. Originally From Austria (where he established the countries first 14a at age 19), an incredible series of events led to Mike meeting and be-friending
a group of Boise climbers in Joshua Tree. Those friendships led to a visit to Boise, where Mike met his future wife. Mike married and then lived in Boise for about 10 years, and quietly established some of the hardest climbing in the country on some obscure crags around the area. With double digit V bouldering power and upper 5.14 endurance, Mike was more than a decade ahead of his time. He was also one of the first to climb 14c in america (along with Chris Sharma, Jason Campbell, and Dave Graham), but he never received recognition for it. An incredible climber and a great human being, Mike currently lives in Munich Germany.
By C Miller
From: CA
Mar 19, 2015

Great comments and history, Brad!
By dave bingham
Apr 20, 2015

Stoger was definitely a stud, and a super nice guy. Before my eventual redpoint, I had a ratty top-rope set up on the route and Mike would run laps...Then he led it (without the critical 2nd bolt),but jumped off the final move to save the "FA" for me. Ha!
By zach cook
From: Boise, ID
Jun 26, 2016

This is a gem; no where else in the city have I found climbing like this, except the Dolphin(not that Ive climbed there, cough, cough). Its steep all the way with sloping huecos, pinches, long reaches and dished crimps, then techy finishing moves that make you stay on your A-Game til the chains! Power endurance is the name of the game. Get on this rig, youll be psyched!

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