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All 424 | Routes 4 | Areas | Photos 11 | Page Improvments | Comments 129 | Posts 103 | Stars 158 | Ratings 19
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Short Shot

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (3)

Sport, 1 pitch, 95'

CA : Inland Empire : ... : The Alcove

Dec 16, 2013

Dial 911

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (2)

Trad, 3 pitches

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...

Dec 5, 2013

Frader Pisafe, aka Salvaterra

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b (1)

Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches, 1500'

South America : Argentina : Patagonia

Mar 11, 2011

Anduril

5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 (4)

Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 470'

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Matthes Crest

Jul 19, 2010

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
New protocol--added ~40 lb concrete fence post anchor; total weight ~70 lb

New protocol--added ~40 lb concrete fence post anchor; total weight ~70 lb

Climbing Gear Discussion : Thoughts on Dirty Ropes : Post

Jun 24, 2014

Webbing storage environment. Xs mark vent locations.

Webbing storage environment. Xs mark vent locations.

Phil Esra : Battery acid test continued...

Jun 23, 2014

Before control drop #1

Before control drop #1

Phil Esra : Battery acid test continued...

Jun 23, 2014

After control drop #1; newly exposed bartacks

After control drop #1; newly exposed bartacks

Phil Esra : Battery acid test continued...

Jun 23, 2014

After control drop #1

After control drop #1

Phil Esra : Battery acid test continued...

Jun 23, 2014

After control drop #1; screamer detail

After control drop #1; screamer detail

Phil Esra : Battery acid test continued...

Jun 23, 2014

Treatment condition detail photo

Treatment condition detail photo

Phil Esra : Battery acid test continued...

Jun 23, 2014

Setup, test drop #3.1

Setup, test drop #3.1

Phil Esra : Battery acid test continued...

Jun 23, 2014

Test drop setup #2.1

Test drop setup #2.1

Phil Esra : Battery acid test continued...

Jun 23, 2014

After test drop #3.1

After test drop #3.1

Phil Esra : Battery acid test continued...

Jun 23, 2014

Webbing wrapped over top of 2002 Toyota Sienna battery

Webbing wrapped over top of 2002 Toyota Sienna battery

Phil Esra : Battery acid test 5/31/14

Jun 1, 2014

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Frustration Creek : Upper Tier : Good Girls (5.8)
By: Phil Esra When: 1 day ago

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Comments: Some of the highest-quality rock at the crag. Fun for the grade. Pretty line. Less stemmy than it looks.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Columbia Mountains : ... : Photo
By: Phil Esra When: 5 days ago

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Comments: Whoa.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Frustration Creek : Upper Tier : Spasm (5.10a)
By: Phil Esra When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: Fun moves on "mostly" good rock. Recommend that belayer wear helmet--suck it up, fashion boy! One medium-sized shrub to get around on the vertical section.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Frustration Creek : Upper Tier : Groove Dynamics (5.12a)
By: Phil Esra When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: a fun route! 3.49 of 4 stars...


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Frustration Creek : Upper Tier : Photo
By: Phil Esra When: Jul 16, 2014

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Comments: All of these Frustration Creek photo topos are extremely handy--cheers.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock
By: Phil Esra When: Jun 30, 2014

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Comments: After poking around a bit looking for the friction descent, my partner and I just went up and over the top and down into the notch, where there is an easy-to-follow trail down the south face. This was extremely casual (almost no exposure, and just a few 3rd class steps down), and it's hard to imagine it added more than 10 minutes to the descent. Highly recommended if you don't know where the friction descent is or don't like the sound of it.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face Bulge Routes : Upper Bulge Routes : Super Pooper (5.10a/b)
By: Phil Esra When: Jun 30, 2014

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Comments: I just had the identical experience to Andy Laakman, complete with 10 feet of slack in my hand. A little terrifying, I thought. A couple of tenuous moves with a guaranteed horrible fall. Plan carefully to reduce the rope drag.

The routefinding at the top is also tricky--the terrain is quite complex, which is not even hinted at on the topo. Go left at the giant horizontal horn above the first roof.

I followed the crux pitch and thought it was harder than 10b. My most recent point of reference ... more >>


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Northeast Buttress : Etude (5.11a)
By: Phil Esra When: Jun 30, 2014

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Comments: I chopped the bolt anchor after confirming that a gear anchor can be built next to it. No, just kidding. One pin @ bottom of crux 6/28/14.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Northeast Buttress : Johnny Quest (5.10b)
By: Phil Esra When: Jun 30, 2014

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Comments: In the shade well before Etude & Flower. Fun little route with a sketchy approach. 60m rap from the top puts you within a couple easy slab moves (to the climber's left) from the ground.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Rebolting Face : Season's End (5.11c)
By: Phil Esra When: Jun 30, 2014

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Comments: I'm the only person who thinks this is a two-star route at best? I'm amazed. A sea of anonymous micro-crimps up to the crux, the best ones of which will pull off in your hand or crumble under your foot. Got to the crux, where it transitions from micro-edges to smearing, fell a few times, and completely lost interest. Penjied over to the lip on the left to escape up to the bolt anchor. I normally put a lot of stock in the MP star ratings, but other people seem to connect with this route in a way ... more >>


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