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Rap Echo 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Scott Stevenson, 1991
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Submitted By: Jay Knower on Nov 1, 2006

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reach that pinch jeff! nice!

Description 

One route left of Thin Man, Rap Echo climbs a steep gray schist wall and moves slightly left into lower angled orange rock. The transition from steep to slabby presents the crux of the route. I distinctly remember fearing for my shins while I was contemplating standing on the glassy smear at the lip of the slab. Many have trusted the smear and have stood up, only to encounter thirty feet of hyper technical smearing and edging. Many others, however, have taken the whip. The fall is a big one, but it's pretty safe.

Maybe it should be called "Slab Echo."

Protection 

6 bolts.


Photos of Rap Echo Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Alan Goodrich on Rap Echo slab weirdness
Alan Goodrich on Rap Echo slab weirdness
Rock Climbing Photo: Tim Mijal turning the corner
Tim Mijal turning the corner
Rock Climbing Photo: Jamie on rap echo.
Jamie on rap echo.
Rock Climbing Photo: The rib steak
The rib steak
Rock Climbing Photo: jeff rocks on to the feet and will stay on them fo...
jeff rocks on to the feet and will stay on them fo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jamie trying to figure out what to do on this funk...
Jamie trying to figure out what to do on this funk...
Rock Climbing Photo: andrew on rap echo
andrew on rap echo
Rock Climbing Photo: jared coming around the corner
jared coming around the corner
Rock Climbing Photo: jareds hands climbing rap echo... the rest of him ...
jareds hands climbing rap echo... the rest of him ...
Rock Climbing Photo: jeff looking solid on a wet start
jeff looking solid on a wet start
Rock Climbing Photo: jeff on the slabby stuff...
jeff on the slabby stuff...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tim Mijal clipping down low. He is entering the cr...
Tim Mijal clipping down low. He is entering the cr...

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By Ladd
Administrator
Apr 11, 2007

Sorry, I pulled the jug off for the 1st bolt clip Jan '06.
By Ryan J
From: chattanooga tn
Jun 7, 2007

Clip off the right hand jug-sidepull. with the right feet, its bomber...
By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
Oct 19, 2011

Hello all, just letting people know. I left draws on this route today. Was climbing and took a pretty big whip above the 3rd draw, came about 2 ft from the deck. I was a little sketched so I left them up there for next week when I get back on it. Thanks and any and all are welcome to climb on them!

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