A Tribute to Eric Weinstein


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Social climber
Jun 16, 2012 - 10:34pm PT
Big Mike

Trad climber
Jun 17, 2012 - 12:44am PT
This thread deserves a few photos of Eric's FA's


Hand Jive
Luke Cormier Photo



Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Jun 17, 2012 - 12:57am PT
All these pics of Eric's FAs are great. But does anyone have a shot of "Sentry Box"? He always said that was his magnum opus at Squamish.
Big Mike

Trad climber
Jun 17, 2012 - 01:06am PT
Bruce- I have this one of the lower half, i will have to see if i have any others.

Big Mike

Trad climber
Jun 17, 2012 - 01:59am PT
gf- mh has that video in a uploable format. He played it for the Squamish historical society presentation he did this spring. It was a classic! If he could gain permission if would be a simple matter of posting it to youtube.

This stuff needs to be shared, it really helps give us an appreciation of our roots.

I was unable to find a better shot of sentry box from our day at Nightmare but, we will be returning there at some point. Next time i'm in the area.

I do have another of Perspective.

Luke semi freed/mostly aided this pitch :)

Kyle sent it proper. Just barely by his own account.

Trad climber
Jun 17, 2012 - 02:32am PT
Only shot I have is from the ground...

Mighty Hiker

Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 17, 2012 - 03:00pm PT
Which one is big Dave, and which one is little Dave? It would help to know.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Social climber
Retired in Appalachia
Jun 17, 2012 - 03:06pm PT
That Pacific Cruise article in Mountain was awesome.

Straight outta Squampton
Jun 18, 2012 - 11:53am PT
The last edition of Squamish select had a good pic of the late (great) Aidan Oloman on Sentry box as the cover shot. She's right in the middle of the crux.

hamish f

Social climber
Jun 18, 2012 - 12:06pm PT
"Big Dave and Little Dave", that's the funniest thing on this site in weeks.
Mighty Hiker

Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 18, 2012 - 12:23pm PT
IIRC, in the Sentry Box film, they're referred to as Big Dave and Little Dave, perhaps to distinguish them for the audience. We never called them that at the time, although maybe it's something from when they were in elementary school. Anyway, the dubbing was done in the 1990s, twenty years or so after the film was made, so Dave N must know. Maybe some private joke?
Greg Child

Apr 6, 2014 - 11:39am PT
I was wondering if anyone had any contact with Eric's girlfriend Beth (I think I recall her name right)? After we did Mescalito and the PO, and went to Colorado on a road trip, I think he became ill. I lost terack of the last part of his life. Anyone out there know anything about that?

Apr 6, 2014 - 11:44am PT
Possibly Darryl Cramer has info? His last post here was about a month ago.
Big Mike

Trad climber
Apr 6, 2014 - 03:34pm PT
Great bump. What a treat it was to read this again with breakfast.

I must admit however, my first encounter with Anders was a conversation about retrobolting one of Eric's routes.

Now to be fair I have never done such a thing in my life, but as a noob I simply didn't know any better.

Anders was involved in the first ascent of Bran Flakes, with Peter Croft and Tami Knight. I had been up the apron recently and when we climbed Question of Balance i noticed the two rusty bolts to the left of us sprouting from the moss.

So i posed a question to Anders on the local climbing forum.

"Could a bolt not be added to Bran Flakes, to make it safer, yet still run out like it's neighbour QOB? And while we're at it, add a couple to Eric's Route so it sees more traffic?"

He was very adamant that be would not like to see Eric's Route receive any additional hardware, but said he would talk to Peter and Tami about Bran Flakes.

He ended up scrubbing them the next summer and fixing the old hardware.

What i didn't realize at the time, is not every piece of rock has to be utilized or sanitized. Anders in fact has preserved these routes so that people can still experience them today, In almost exactly the same condition as the first ascent 30+ years ago. The granite crystals aren't all polished like some of the other apron trade routes.

It also represents a perfect progression in the art of the run out. First is the classic 3 bolts per 25m 5.9 pitch of Ander's Question of Balance. Then Bran flakes ups the ante with only 2 bolts for the pitch. Finally Eric's route does with as little pro as possible, with one lonely bolt just above the halfway point of the pitch.

Who am i to advocate taking away this run out slab training resource... Dumb noob. Lol

Apr 7, 2014 - 01:30am PT
Just starting to read what appears to be a great thread and was immediately struck by the circumstances of his passing. My only wish is to be that brave when that journey comes.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 6, 2015 - 11:38am PT
Bump for unfinished business a few posts up thread.
the goat

north central WA
Nov 13, 2016 - 12:37pm PT
Bump for a thread that got me thinking about Eric again. Damn I miss that perverted laugh of his..................... Darryl's too.

C'mon folks, there's more to be added to this one.

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Nov 13, 2016 - 02:11pm PT
This thread could use more pictures of him, for sure.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Nov 13, 2016 - 02:14pm PT
Here he is talking to Sam Harris on his podcast...


Trad climber
Golden, CO
Nov 13, 2016 - 02:20pm PT
No, no. That's the Eric Weinstein who was also in the Magnificent Seven. Not the same guy at all.
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