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Member Since: Apr 14, 2010
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Point Rank: # 2,340
Total Points: 233
Last Year: 157
Last 30 Days: 3
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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All 443 | Routes 4 | Areas | Photos 11 | Page Improvements | Comments 138 | Posts 100 | Stars 168 | 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 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 : 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.


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

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Comments: Sharp crimps to the first bolt, with a tricky sequence near the top. Looked like a couple of small plates might have peeled off down low in the not-too-distant past. Felt stiff for the grade.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Boldly Departed (5.11b)
By: Phil Esra When: Aug 4, 2014

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Comments: Fun, sustained climbing on sometimes dodgy rock. There's a creaky optional undercling/sidepull, in line with the start of the route, that's going to let go sooner or later--heads up belayers.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Highway 38 Crags : Frustration Creek : Upper Tier : Good Girls (5.8)
By: Phil Esra When: Jul 28, 2014

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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.


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