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Member Since: Jun 3, 2015
Last Visit: 6 hours ago
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Point Rank: # 20,945
Total Points: 10

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

Where has Nick Esker been climbing?

Nick Esker is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: 4 PM meet after work.
Personal: Lives in Golden, 29 years old, Male
Favorite Climbs: Any flatiron, ridge scrambles
Other Interests: Pow, peaks
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR, Gym climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  Follows 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sport:  Leads 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Follows 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Boulders:   V1 5  
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Photo Albums by Nick Esker    
Out There
Trap Dike (summer) 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
  Oct 13, 2017 - Via Irene Slide variation with Becca
High Exposure 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
  Oct 12, 2017 - I led both pitches wth Becca
Gelsa 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
  Oct 11, 2017 - With Becca. I led all 3 pitches. First climb in NY!
Twenty Too Short 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
  Oct 8, 2017 - With Jake. Ugly lead
West Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Paradise Lost 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Original Fantasy Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
The Great Dihedral 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Batman and Robin 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Organ Pipes 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Approach map. Red shows the easiest approach to Jungle Wall. Green shows the approach we took in by trying to follow the currently posted approach descriptions, in conjunction with the comments here. <br /> <br />If you try to follow the approach instructions on this page, you will hike at least an extra mile and several hundred more vertical feet up and down, bushwhacking, in ridiculously difficult route finding terrain. The directions deposit you far, far from the Jungle Wall with no further discernible directions. <br /> <br />It took us 2.5 hours to find the Jungle Wall on our way in (green). It took about 30 minutes to hike out via the red trail, where we should have parked. There is a great climber's trail that contours above the drainage on the backside of Wipeyur Buttress, then traverses east below Wipeyur Buttress/slabs to reach the gully draining Wipeyur Buttress, Jungle, Training Grounds, etc. It's a short hike to the base from here. <br /> <br />Save yourself the effort, and park at the small pullout on Rampart Range Road around 8,940' before the road takes a hard turn west and then northwest prior to a hairpin turn. This is practically the same approach information on Wipeyur Buttress' page.  The Jungle Wall, 10/10/15. 
Trap Dike (summer) 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
Wham Ridge 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
Northeast Ridge (Knife-Edge)
East Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
East Face (Standard) 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Gash Ridge Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c  Suggests: Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c

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