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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

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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

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Jun 23, 2014

After control drop #1; screamer detail

After control drop #1; screamer detail

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Jun 23, 2014

Treatment condition detail photo

Treatment condition detail photo

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Jun 23, 2014

Setup, test drop #3.1

Setup, test drop #3.1

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Jun 23, 2014

Test drop setup #2.1

Test drop setup #2.1

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Jun 23, 2014

After test drop #3.1

After test drop #3.1

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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 : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Buttermilk Country : Buttermilks Main : ... : Photo
By: Phil Esra When: Apr 28, 2015

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Comments: +1.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Buttermilk Country : Buttermilks Main : ... : Photo
By: Phil Esra When: Apr 27, 2015

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Comments: Ugh, why they always set them so REACHY.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Shattered Glass (5.12a)
By: Phil Esra When: Apr 25, 2015

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Comments: Doh, sorry, yes, right, not left. I'll edit the original post.

Yeah, Supergrinder p2 2nd bolt is a few inches above a knobby rail/dike extrusion. If you're coming up Supergrinder, the move is sort of left traversing (at least the way I've done it). But you can get to it from directly below if you're coming up Shattered Glass, which is what I did--it felt hard. Before committing to doing it that way on Shattered Glass, I first traversed right, in the vicinity of the 1st bolt on Supergrinder. Tha... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Double Stout (w/ extension) (5.14a)
By: Phil Esra When: Apr 21, 2015

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Comments: The only person to send it so far is 5'7"; if you are taller than that, you may really struggle. The roof beta from the FA is here (and is mesmerizing):

youtu.be/n9hoDJEzFq0?t=2m30s


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Eclipsed (5.11d)
By: Phil Esra When: Apr 21, 2015

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Comments: Amazing line & position. Heady bolt spacing on the traverse. Distinct crux at 2nd to last bolt of arete. Holds morning sun longer than most west-side walls.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Gala Tumble (5.10d)
By: Phil Esra When: Apr 21, 2015

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Comments: Maybe 35 meters; definitely not 35 feet.

Really, really good. Quite easy if you use hand and foot jams. Still pretty reasonable even carefully eliminating all back-of-hand and top-of-foot contact. A bit more strenuous using only the right lip of the crack and the features to the right. Fun to play around with on TR--so many features to work with!


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Supergrinder (5.10d)
By: Phil Esra When: Apr 21, 2015

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Comments: Fantastic. It's all pretty easy except for the p2 crux. P1 must have cleaned up nicely--it's about as clean as you could hope for, minus one loose flake that has a lot of chalk on it. Quite easy to avoid that flake.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Shattered Glass (5.12a)
By: Phil Esra When: Apr 21, 2015

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Comments: So much good climbing! At 5'6", the move off the anchor was cruxy, but I had almost as much trouble with the final move to the Supergrinder clipping rail. Spent more than an hour on a redpoint--lots of stances for hanging out and nervously contemplating beta, all the way through the crux of Supergrinder! (I assume escaping out [RIGHT] and therefore doing the 10d Supergrinder move to that 2nd Supergrinder bolt, is off route.)

Used 4 shoulder slings on Window Shopper to reduce drag [...]

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Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Never Believe (5.10c)
By: Phil Esra When: Apr 21, 2015

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Comments: Great line! Much harder and more sustained than Gala Tumble and p2 of Supergrinder.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Planetarium (5.12a)
By: Phil Esra When: Apr 21, 2015

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Comments: Aha! I didn't know that the original bolts were removed--everything makes way more sense now. My partner and I got on this over the weekend and enjoyed the hell out of it, all the way through. 11c sounds about right for the start. Stick clipped the 2nd bolt, so didn't need the 1st bolt, but appreciated the tight spacing in general. Intended to work on Planet Y but had our hands plenty full just getting to the lower anchor. Kudos.

Felt much harder than Shattered Glass, but a very different style... more >>


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