Climbers Archives: Mike Doyle

Mike Doyle Repeats Necessary Evil (5.14c)

Mike Doyle, writing on his blog about becoming “the oldest, shortest, weakest and least talented climber” to repeat the rarely-repeated Chris Sharma testpiece Necessary Evil (5.14c) in Arizona’s Virgin River Gorge:

I’ve had quite a few people say they think it’s amazing that I work full time and was able to climb this route. I really do appreciate that and yes, I do work a lot but honestly that’s not the part I am most proud of. I’m proud that this route was hard for me and I did it. I set myself up pretty well to be able to get out once during the week and on weekends. The community in Vegas stepped up to support me and made it possible. Everyone is different and has different ‘distractions’ in their life. I don’t hold myself above anyone else because I work full time and can’t climb at a peak level all the time. It’s a choice I made, continue to make, and a lifestyle I accept. My work is just my distraction.

Work is a distraction for a lot of us, it’s just that for the vast majority1 of us we don’t climb 5.14c when we aren’t distracted.  I say well done to you, Mike, and congratulations!

You can see some video of Mike working the route here.

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Mike Doyle – Athlete Spotlight “Necessary Diligence”

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2011 SCS Open National Championships Men’s Highlights

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Productive Weekend At The Red River Gorge For Siegrist & Pringle

Productive Weekend At The Red River Gorge For Siegrist & Pringle

It was a busy weekend for hard sending at the Red River Gorge’s Chocolate Factory with Jonathan Siegrist and Ethan Pringle both sending hard 5.14s

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Mike Doyle On The Unexpected Send

Mike Doyle recently surprised himself by redpointing The Route Of All Evil (5.14a) at the VRG.  Check out his blog for an excellent post on this phenomena of the “unexpected send”.

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Don’t Fall Mode

If there is one dream I have, it is to simultaneously hold down a respectable job and travel the world climbing.  Mike Doyle is living my dream.  He has spent the last couple of years on the road, working his IT job remotely and climbing at some of the best areas across the world.  Recently […]

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News & Notes – 11/7/07

News & Notes – 11/7/07

I realize lately that I have been spending too much time blogging about myself and not enough time talking about all the action going down elsewhere so here goes nothing: During his recent work on Trice, Jamie Emerson made a slight deviation from the line of Trice and nabbed the 3rd ascent after Karn and […]

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