Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED


Member Since: Feb 27, 2011
Last Visit: 2 days ago
Contact Mike Nevko

Mike Nevko
is a member of
Point Rank: # 693
Total Points: 971
Last Year: 277
Last 30 Days: 6
48 Compliments
How do you get points?
Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



Where has Mike Nevko been climbing?










Mountain Project continues to expand with Hiking Project, and we're giving away loads of gear from Arc'Teryx, Superfeet, & Zeal. Check it out!

Contributions


All 800 | Routes 11 | Areas | Photos 166 | Page Improvements | Comments 31 | Posts 76 | Stars 471 | Ratings 45
Page 1 of 2.  1  2   Next>   Last>>

Contributed Comments

 

Location: NC : Crowders Mountain : Hidden Wall : Spitter (5.12b PG13)
By: Mike Nevko When: May 17, 2015

view comment >>
Comments: A route that is made up by 2 fun boulder problems. We made sure to stick clip the 1st bolt as the 1st problem guards the ledge.

#3 in the roof will take the sting out trying to clip the 2nd bolt, as blowing it equals ground fall. Its not critical though if you are confident.

Last large boulder problem through the roof and face guards the anchors. The rock where you need to grab is good, just avoid the chossy untraveled sections.

It can be linked to the top of fraulein. (Traverse bi... more >>


Location: NC : Little Wilson
By: Mike Nevko When: Apr 12, 2015

view comment >>
Comments: 0.8 miles from the dump parking lot, if you cross the bridge/waterfall you have gone too far. From parking lot, walk down the road until you find the well beaten trail.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : The Mungolian Wall : Big Gulp (5.9)
By: Mike Nevko When: Apr 2, 2015

view comment >>
Comments: haha yep, it's always fun to take the not so beaten paths.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Tail of the Cat Area : Nine Lives (5.11a)
By: Mike Nevko When: Mar 2, 2015

view comment >>
Comments: The Flake-Crack is memorable. That move to get into it had some sweet exposure. It just seems like that thing should topple over at some point. Also, glad we had a 70m


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Tail of the Cat Area : Curiosity Corner (5.6)
By: Mike Nevko When: Mar 2, 2015

view comment >>
Comments: Didn't locate any of the old webbing. I added some new webbing and a quicklink on the big pine tree on the ledge 10ft above the bush in the crack.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Tail of the Cat Area : Fresh Step (5.6 PG13)
By: Mike Nevko When: Mar 2, 2015

view comment >>
Comments: Added Webbing and Quicklinks to Curiosity Corners Tree as it was too icy and wet to make it over to Cat Walk. We needed a 70m to lower, 60 might have worked with a Rap.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Left Field : Huffin Cedar (5.10a PG13)
By: Mike Nevko When: Jan 21, 2015

view comment >>
Comments: Thanks Mike, and great work with the book. The hand drawn topos are awesome. and the descriptions gave me a good push to get out to the further areas and do some wandering.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Left Field : Huffin Cedar (5.10a PG13)
By: Mike Nevko When: Jan 20, 2015

view comment >>
Comments: Thanks Bruce,

Okay that make lots of sense now. We decided to just go with the flow once we got out there to left field. It had a nice adventure feeling and didn't see another soul.

That top rope problem was really cool! That move getting of the flake system and getting established higher up was neat.

I couldn't quite figure out where that unknown crack list in the book was, maybe I was closer to the waterfall / streak?

Thanks for finding and putting these gems out there.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Hanging Chain : Sly Lie (aka sly corner) (5.11)
By: Mike Nevko When: Jan 19, 2015

view comment >>
Comments: 1 of the carabiner anchors was a bit sketchy, look like it saw many top-ropes. I replaced it.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Left Field : Huffin Cedar (5.10a PG13)
By: Mike Nevko When: Jan 19, 2015

view comment >>
Comments: I guess what is described here is different than what is pictured and shown in the new guide book. The guide book shows it going up the flake system maybe 6-8 feet left of blood route (12a). We did that flake system on TR and it didn't feel like 10a. It didn't have any bolts and the gear in the upper section would be questionable. We did find the 3 bolt line to the left of the 1p belay and directly above the left tree, this is probably the right line for Huffin Cedar and it had super fun mov... more >>


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Left Field : Blood Root (5.12a PG13)
By: Mike Nevko When: Jan 19, 2015

view comment >>
Comments: This thing is really fun and technical. It also is not PG-13 in my opinion. Falls are super safe, but do bring a .75 for the traverse left on the ledge to anchors to take out the spice. Awesome foot work, mantels, lie-backs, and magic will get you up it.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Flakeview Area : The Gift (5.7)
By: Mike Nevko When: Dec 22, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: Rapped it with a 70 from the Rap rings to the block start of the Gift. It was just enough.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Flakeview Area : Gunboat Diplomacy (5.10c/d)
By: Mike Nevko When: Dec 22, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: Do it as at mega pitch and top belay the follower. 70M or double ropes needed to get down by rapping straight down 7 year itch. You might be able to swing over to the intermediate wrap on Gun Boat With a single 60, we didn't.

Technical crux is definitely up high on the 2nd Pitch, You think you are smooth sailing, but tricky guard the exit. Rope drag is manageable, so do the super pitch.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain : Construction Job (5.9)
By: Mike Nevko When: Dec 18, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: Did in 3 pitches,
1st - 5.5ish to a large flat ledge. Traversed right on the ledge to set belay besides the Large Block.
2nd - 5.7 slab scramble to the base of the right facing corner. Here's the 5.9 section, fire up this into the flake, keep pulling on jugs, got below roof, traversed right to a big ledge. Belayed here due to rope drag.
3rd - Headed Straight up roof jugs and then 5.4 climbing to the top and anchor on a pine tree.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : South Side : Good Intentions (5.6)
By: Mike Nevko When: Oct 20, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: 70 meter rope is needed if you take it to the old TAT above the 1st tree. That was a nice surprise.

It's pretty un-natural to try and take this over to the Anchors of "Left-up", which is what I guess people are expected to do. I added a quick link to the tree with some tat (35M from the ground), since there was none. One would think this would have been fixed up differently since it is normally guided to death.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Junkyard Area : Junkyard Wall : Four Sheets to the Wind (5.9+)
By: Mike Nevko When: Sep 3, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: Choose your path carefully young grasshopper. (the whip is at 1:00 min)



Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Inner Gorge : ... : Towering Inferno (5.11b)
By: Mike Nevko When: Jul 31, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: Timelapse of the route. It super fun, just go for it.




Location: NC : Rocky Face Recreational Are... : Hiddenite Delite (5.12- PG13)
By: Mike Nevko When: Apr 28, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: Ahh okay, thanks for the info.


Location: NC : Rocky Face Recreational Are... : Hiddenite Delite (5.12- PG13)
By: Mike Nevko When: Apr 24, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: I'd love to see this get cleaned up.. I'd be willing to help with it. I got all the tools, but none of the approval.


Location: NC : Crowders Mountain : Main Climbing Areas : David's Castle Wall : Butcher of Baghdad (5.11d)
By: Mike Nevko When: Mar 13, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: I really think this is a underrated route for Crowders. Looks like the harder (right side of bolts) line has flaked out and disintegrated over the years, but the left side line is still very good. Big moves to to holds that are better than you think. Until you get to the the LARGE Creaky Flake (5th to 6th bolt). Remember pull down not out. The traversing is fun too. Thanks to Diabe for this one.


Location: NC : Pilot Mountain : Black Rain Wall : pyscho-metric (5.11-)
By: Mike Nevko When: Feb 28, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: Thanks Bill, I updated the description to match again.


Location: NC : Rocky Face Recreational Are... : The Old Man's Brow (5.10a) : Photo
By: Mike Nevko When: Feb 1, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: Humm, pretty sure the topo , from that onsite plaque showed differently. I was going off it. I removed it for now.


Location: NC : Pilot Mountain : Black Rain Wall : pyscho-metric (5.11-)
By: Mike Nevko When: Jan 21, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: Thank Bill and Hause, info has been updated.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Buttress : Green Eggs and Ham (5.12b/c PG13)
By: Mike Nevko When: Jan 19, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: This route currently has a tree fall on it above the 2 second bolt. I guess you could sling it for more protection, but it is directly in the way of the route.


Location: International : Australia : Ball's Pyramid : Photo
By: Mike Nevko When: Dec 9, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: I found this info on the 1st ascent:

First ascent link


Page 1 of 2.  1  2   Next>   Last>>
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!