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Member Since: Feb 18, 2006
Last Visit: 20 hours ago
Contact Matthew Fienup

Point Rank: # 59
Total Points: 7,183

753 Compliments
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3



Where has Matthew Fienup been climbing?










Personal: Lives in Ventura, CA
Favorite Climbs: ANYTHING in the Needles or on Dome Rock! My favorite sites on the Central Coast are Rattlesnake Canyon, Wheeler Gorge and the Fortress.
Other Interests: Photojournalism (graduated Summa cum Laude from Brooks Institute of Photography), Environmental Economics (PhD)
Personal/Favorite web site: http://www.earthworksclimbing.blogspot.com
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport climbs none specified
More information:
Professional climbing guide of more than 10 years. Owner of Earthworks, a Santa Barbara-based climbing school. For additional credentials, please visit Earthworks Climbing School

Photo Albums by Matthew Fienup    
Out There
RECENT TICKS - Show on map<< VIEW ALL 4
T-Crack 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
  Apr 19, 2009 - SO, SO GOOD!! I got some terrific beta, making the final section (above the mantel) MUCH easier.
Permanent Income Hypothesis 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
  Mar 20, 2009 - WOW!! The aesthetics of this line never cease to amaze me...and the route has really cleaned up
Blue In Green 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
  Jul 29, 2008 - I really enjoyed this climb. Nice movement with an excellent position on the wall.
Coarse and Buggy 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
  Apr 30, 2006 - Single best pitch that I've done in the park! Absolutely AMAZING!!
TO-DO LIST<< VIEW ALL 12
Ashtar Command 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Regular Route 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Bird of Fire 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Illusion Dweller 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
The Line 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mithril Dihedral 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Ugly Duckling 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Written Exam 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
King Snake Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Tender Flakes of Mercy 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
The Great Steps of Cheops 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wesley (just 8 years old), poses in the Notch on the Rostrum, Yosemite.  The Notch Route on the Rostrum might be our favorite family outing to date in Yosemite. It allowed us to completely escape the New Years' crowd and provided a safe environment for our boys (8 and 10 years old) to experience some real Yosemite exposure.  Wesley, at just 8 years old, sits in the Notch on the Rostrum, Yosemite National Park.  Wesley Fienup climbs the corner-pitch back to the rim, (Notch Route, on the Rostrum).  Bryson enjoys the awesome exposure from the Notch, on the Rostrum. 
Economique 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Vanishing Flakes 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Goulara 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Ending Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
The Rapture 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Jane's Addiction 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Suggests: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Silver Lining 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Suggests: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Roadside Distraction 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Suggests: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Western Airlines 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Suggests: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Coarse and Buggy 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Suggests: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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