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Rock Climbing Photo: fixin' to descend

Member Since: Nov 30, 2009
Last Visit: 7 hours ago
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Total Points: 472
Last Year: 70
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Where has Stephen Felker been climbing?

Personal: Lives in GA/CO
Favorite Climbs: Those that challenge my mind and body...
Other Interests: Moving efficiently throughout the mountains...
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: none specified
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Jack of all trades, master of none.
Photo Albums by Stephen Felker    
Rock Climbing Photo: Iron Mike 2012

15 photos
Rock Climbing Photo: Collapsible, transportable, aluminum framed, frees...

Tricks of the Trade
5 photos
Out There
Shootin' Off At The Mouth 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
  Oct 31 - RP
Love Your Enemies  5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
  Oct 26 - RP
Hot if You're Not aka The Brown Eye Wall 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
  Oct 16 - Flash
Shoulda Coulda 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
  Oct 1 - OS
Double Stout 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Squeezing My Will to Live 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
The Turning Point V9 7C
s00kr33m 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Sonic Youth 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Ultrasaurus (aka Uber-Pwnage) 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
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Truth or Consequences 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
The Vaporizer 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Kid Fears 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Julie 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Lost Boys Throw V5 6C
fixin' to descend  Top Rope Solo   <br /> <br />Ditch the backup knots AND self belay hands free!   <br /> <br />Rig a single fixed line (pad sharp edges). Microcender as primary (toothless mechanical prusik allows some slippage to reduce dynamic loads).  Micro traxion as secondary (light, low friction).  Hold primary up with makeshift chest harness for zero slack.  Extend primary (7mm cord) so that, in the event of failure or slippage of the primary, the secondary does not jam against the primary- lesson learned from experience (and a mangled secondary).   <br /> <br />The extension on the primary also aids in transitioning to a descending device (e.g. grigri, act)- pull up some slack, tie an overhand on a bight and clip it to your belay loop via a locker, remove microtraxion, thread descender, boink up inch to transition weight to the descender, remove microcender via pin as well as backup knot and descend. <br /> <br />TR solo only!  Do not try to rope solo (i.e. lead) with this setup!   And when all else fails   Mobile command center   Portable hangboard for travel and pre-proj warmup.  Holes cut to reduce weight.  Adjust fixed edge depth with 1/4" shims. To accommodate board rotation, a 3.5" lever arm works well with the slightly beveled edge of a metolius campus rung.  
Tailspin 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Animation aka Jaycene's Dance 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hammerhead V5 6C
Ten-Digit Dialing 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Nose Candy V6 7A
Love Your Enemies 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a  Suggests: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Rehabilitator 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Suggests: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Golden Rose 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Suggests: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Days of Future Passed aka Our Future Has Passed 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Suggests: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Skippin' Stones 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Suggests: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

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