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Member Since: Feb 18, 2006
Last Visit: 1 hour ago
Contact Matthew Fienup

Point Rank: # 51
Total Points: 7,448
Last Year: 230
Last 30 Days: 2
548 Compliments
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



Where has Matthew Fienup been climbing?










Personal: Lives in Ventura, CA
Favorite Climbs: ANYTHING in the Needles! Also, Anti-Jello Crack at Dome Rock. My favorite sites on the Central Coast are easily Wheeler Gorge and the Fortress.
Other Interests: Photojournalism (graduated Summa cum Laude from Brooks Institute of Photography), Environmental Economics & Applied Econometrics (M.A. Economics, PhD in progress)
Personal/Favorite web site: http://www.earthworksclimbing.blogspot.com
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport climbs none specified
More information:
Professional climbing guide of more than 10 years. Owner of Earthworks, a Santa Barbara-based climbing school. For additional credentials, please visit Earthworks Climbing School

Photo Albums by Matthew Fienup    
Out There
RECENT TICKS - Show on map<< VIEW ALL 4
T-Crack 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
  Apr 19 - SO, SO GOOD!! I got some terrific beta, making the final section (above the mantel) MUCH easier.
Permanent Income Hypothesis 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
  Mar 20 - WOW!! The aesthetics of this line never cease to amaze me...and the route has really cleaned up
Blue In Green 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
  Jul 29 - I really enjoyed this climb. Nice movement with an excellent position on the wall.
Coarse and Buggy 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
  Apr 30 - Single best pitch that I've done in the park! Absolutely AMAZING!!
TO-DO LIST<< VIEW ALL 10
Bird of Fire 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Illusion Dweller 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
The Line 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mithril Dihedral 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Figures on a Landscape (aka Monkey on My Back) 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Firewater Chimney 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Recent Site Contributions View all 2059 Contributions
Written Exam 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
King Snake Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Tender Flakes of Mercy 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
The Great Steps of Cheops 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Stolen From Mike 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Bryson Fienup climbs Eye For an Eye (5.7) in the Alabama Hills.  Currently, the stairs up to the fire lookout end abruptly, where the lookout once stood. There is 15 feet of 5.2 slab climbing from the last step to the top of the formation. <br /> <br />For those climbing the Magician, it is now possible to walk down the stairs at any time, 7 days a week.  Stairs up to the top of the Magician are an architectural wonder, not to be missed.  The blue line is Written Exam (5.9 PG-13), in Rattlesnake Canyon.  Bryson Fienup works the classic traverse during a busy weekend at Lizard's Mouth.  
Economique 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Vanishing Flakes 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Goulara 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Ending Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
The Rapture 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Jane's Addiction 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Suggests: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Silver Lining 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Suggests: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Roadside Distraction 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Suggests: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Western Airlines 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Suggests: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Coarse and Buggy 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Suggests: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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