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Mike Doyle Continues to Send in Smith

Mike Doyle has been sending pretty much everything he sets his sights on and lately it’s been 5.14s in Smith Rocks.

Last week, Doyle climbed the famous To Bolt or Not To Be 5.14a and before that was The Big R 5.14a.

This week, Doyle focused on Chemical Ali 5.14a, which ascends a very different rock type than what people are used to at Smith. There are few pockets and poor, undefined edges with big features.

Mike Doyle.  Photo Mike Doyle Collection
Mike Doyle. Photo Mike Doyle Collection

“This climbs much, much better than I expected,” said Doyle. “It has some power climbing down low followed by a sustained technical section and capped off with some pumpy slopers to the top.”