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Aiwass T,S 
Ancient Artifacts T 
Answered Prayers T,S 
Avenger T 
Bit's N Pieces T,S 
Carolina Dreamin' T,S 
Dunn's Diversion T,TR 
Echo T 
Ethereal Crack T 
Full Circle T 
Future Shock T 
Holy Land (aka "Promised Land") T 
Ladies & Gentlemen T 
Last Tango T,S 
Loose Lips T 
Man's Best Friend S 
Persona T 
Relic Hunter T 
Return to Innocence T,S 
Seventh Seal T 
Short Order T 
Sleeping Beauty T 
Unwanted Guests T,S 
Up Rope S 
Wizard Of Oz S 

Return to Innocence 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, Sport, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: joshua corbett on Oct 25, 2010  with updates from Dillbag

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Ryan Nicholson at the overlap on Return to Innocen...


Start by climbing a 15ft hand crack to a slab.Clip the bolt then stay to the left of a small overlap and clip a second bolt.Pull the overlap clip the last bolt after that head left for the anchors on Echo.

[Admin.'s NOTE: The following info. was received and is believed correct: "Return to Innocence technically starts on the face just to the right of Echo. The hand crack is a nice alternate start, but not the traditional route" Echo starts with the hand crack. ]


When the trail flatens out below Echo roof this is the first climb to the right.Look for a 4" wide crack.


3 Bolts and tricams

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By HarryN
From: New York City
Oct 28, 2012

Bring tricams smaller than red if you don't want to run it out.
By kevin neville
From: Somerville, MA
Oct 28, 2013

The hand/fist crack IS echo. Start on the face to the left of the corner. Move up and right to the bolt.
By Russ Keane
Oct 15, 2015

A-ha -- So this climb actually starts BELOW the hand crack. That makes sense. As you go higher past the hand crack, to try a better start, you end up in 5.8 country.

Getting to the first bolt is balancey anyway-- Then you get clipped in pretty easily to the second bolt, so you can do the crux with protection... and then cruise up to the anchors. Not a bad climb... It's short and pleasant.

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