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Echo Rock - West Face
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Gone in 60 Seconds T 
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Highway 62 T 
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Love and Rockets T 
Minute Man T 
Quick Draw McGraw T 
Respect The Pouch S 
Stichter Quits T 
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Team Slug (aka Cliff Pounder) T 
Ten Conversations at Once T 
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Trough, The T 
Try Again T 

Cherry Bomb 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 160'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Bob Gaines, Rebecca Foster, and Brian Prentice, November 1987
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Sep 12, 2006

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Cherry Bomb. Photo by Blitzo.


This is a fun, 50m-long low-angle face climb on the main southwest face of Echo Rock. It is between Gone In 60 Seconds (on the left) and Stichter Quits (on the right).


3 bolts

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By singer
Feb 19, 2007

You can TR this route from the bolts at the top of Stichter Quits if you have a 70m rope. Not all that exciting, but worth doing if you are in the area.
By Guy H.
From: Fort Collins CO
Mar 28, 2007

This route is perfectly bolted for the three cruxes (10d, 10b, 10a). After the third bolt, it is a ~60ft 5.5 runout to the anchors. Watch out for the loose flakes about 20ft before the anchor, they are about to peel off.
By Brian Chastain
Apr 17, 2012

Bolt 2 and 3 are spinning button heads. Would like to see them retro-bolted but oh well
By Jan Tarculas
From: Riverside, Ca
Dec 7, 2014

TRed this last week and bolts are no longer button heads. Good lead if you get clean. I suck at slab so I failed misreably
By Matt Himmelstein
From: Orange, California
Feb 7, 2016

The crux is getting from the first bolt to the second, so the moves are well protected. Definitely harder than a 10c.

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