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Areas = 15
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All 499 | Routes 4 | Areas | Photos 11 | Page Improvements | Comments 158 | Posts 106 | Stars 194 | Ratings 26
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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 (3)

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 (2)

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

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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: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland North : Reggie Dome : The Chief (5.5)
By: Phil Esra When: Mar 16, 2015

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Comments: Crux is near the very top--I'd call it 5.6, maybe easier if you're tall. Protects well. Gear anchor. Pretty fun for the grade.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland North : Reggie Dome
By: Phil Esra When: Mar 16, 2015

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Comments: Routes are on the north and northWEST sides. Big cams (#2+) and a few unconventional nut options for a TR on Chief and Pops Hawaiian. Not a bad place to bring some beginners for a TR, except base is not flat.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland North : Reggie Dome : Pops Goes Hawaiian (5.7 R)
By: Phil Esra When: Mar 16, 2015

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Comments: Whoever chopped the anchor bolts must have tried to pry out the low bolt also. It is badly bent and sticking out of its hole. Fun route, but no pro until after the crux (the bolt is a joke--don't kid yourself), so TR it or solo it. Big cams and tricky nuts are your anchor options for a TR.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Echo Cove - North Side : Fun Stuff (5.8)
By: Phil Esra When: Mar 15, 2015

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Comments: Start is hard 5.8ish, then cruise through fun easy climbing to a not-as-hard-as-the-start top out move.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Ben Dover Face : Eileen Dover (5.10c/d)
By: Phil Esra When: Mar 15, 2015

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Comments: Fun route; tricky crux start, then pumpy jugs. Clipped 7 bolts.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Ben Dover Face : Ben Dover (5.10b/c)
By: Phil Esra When: Mar 15, 2015

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Comments: No idea why it is "contrived"? Did it on TR and took a direct line to the top, which seemed intuitive and well chalked. Maybe the clips feel unnecessarily hard? Steep, short, fun.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Sports Challenge Rock : Sports Challenge Rock - Eas... : Clean and Jerk (5.10c)
By: Phil Esra When: Dec 9, 2014

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Comments: For my partner and me, the obvious crux was the dyno to the third rail off the deck. Wouldn't want to deal with gear before this move, but wouldn't want to take the fall either. The route is much easier (and quite fun) after that.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Freeway Wall : Upper Freeway Wall
By: Phil Esra When: Dec 9, 2014

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Comments: There are new-looking bolts at the east end of the dome. We put a pair of leavers on these and rapped, but pulling the rope put a gnarly twist in it--next time I'd just walk off the back. There is also a new-looking, BIZARRELY located bolt a few feet back from this pair. It looks like it's not deep enough into the rock, and the nut is half an inch away from the hanger. It also appears to protect entirely flat ground with no exposure. Somebody practicing their drilling?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Freeway Wall : Upper Freeway Wall : Cakewalk (5.8)
By: Phil Esra When: Dec 9, 2014

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Comments: Fun! Loved the traverse. Would call it more like "hard 5.8" than soft 5.9.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Oyster Bar Area : The Asylum : ... : Venus Which is Green (aka D... (5.11a)
By: Phil Esra When: Dec 9, 2014

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Comments: A beautiful little corner; worth doing.


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