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Member Since: Apr 14, 2010
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Point Rank: # 2,350
Total Points: 236
Last Year: 160
Last 30 Days: 3
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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All 455 | Routes 4 | Areas | Photos 11 | Page Improvements | Comments 141 | Posts 102 | Stars 175 | Ratings 22
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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 anc...

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 location...

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 bat...

Webbing wrapped over top of 2002 Toyota Sienna battery

Phil Esra : Battery acid test 5/31/14

Jun 1, 2014

Contributed Comments

 

Location: Phil Esra : Battery acid test 5/31/14 : Photo
By: Phil Esra When: 1 day ago

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Comments: Totally inconclusive--my half-ass amateur drop test was able to rip open a screamer, but the webbing held fine (in separate drops). Not sure under what conditions a car battery is most likely to vent corrosive fumes if it's kept upright. A research question left for the next generation!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Pat and Jack Pinnacle : Jack Pinnacle, Left (5.9)
By: Phil Esra When: Nov 10, 2014

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Comments: I believe the bolts on the left (east) arete of the final 20' chimney are specifically for this line--see the topo on this site for Super Slacker Highway. Easy to clip them from the leftmost part of the chimney--I don't know if the chimneying is harder over here than further right, but it's still quite easy. A bolted chimney in Yosemite? Shhhhhh....


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Pat and Jack Pinnacle : The Super Slacker Highway (5.10a)
By: Phil Esra When: Nov 10, 2014

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Comments: Good fun.

Face move at start of P6 is much harder than anything else on the route. Easy A0 move.

The hand-drawn topo here is crude but quite accurate. The topo combined with the text description is plenty of info.

A pair of 70s gets you down in two raps.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Lone Pine Peak : North Ridge (5.4) : Photo
By: Phil Esra When: Sep 22, 2014

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Comments: And how did it go? If you did it again, would you bring the giant scissors?


Location: CA : High Sierra : Lone Pine Peak : North Ridge (5.4)
By: Phil Esra When: Sep 22, 2014

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Comments: Because of the altitude, I did this route with a hangover-equivalent (headache and eventual nausea). I can definitively say that Croft is incorrect about it being a fun thing to do with a hangover. Instead I suggest staying in bed and nursing a beer. Play it by ear--maybe go outside and play fetch with your dog in the afternoon if you're feeling up to it by that point.

This ended up feeling like a pretty serious undertaking. My wife and I took 18 hours car to car, with some routefinding snafus ... more >>


Location: CA : High Sierra : Lone Pine Peak : North Ridge (5.4) : Photo
By: Phil Esra When: Sep 22, 2014

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Comments: Super-useful beta, thanks!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : The Cobra : The Cobra (5.11b R)
By: Phil Esra When: Aug 18, 2014

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Comments: Caution--head is currently missing.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear South : Fisherman's Buttress Area : ... : Rapala (5.10c)
By: Phil Esra When: Aug 17, 2014

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Comments: Interesting mantel at the top!


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear South : Fisherman's Buttress Area : ... : Fisherman's Buttress - East...
By: Phil Esra When: Aug 17, 2014

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Comments: There are two bolted lines between Shadowcaster and Bigmouth. Not sure which is Trout Fishing in America. The left one is the easier of the two. Both are at least a couple of letter grades easier than Bigmouth. Both have interesting moves to high cruxes.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear South : Fisherman's Buttress Area : ... : Big Mouth Fever (5.11c)
By: Phil Esra When: Aug 16, 2014

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Comments: Definitely felt like at least 11d to this 5'6" climber. Gonna need to clean up some more to earn that fourth star. Well bolted through the hard stuff, then somewhat easier climbing on grainy rock after the last bolt.


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