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1. Square Inch Wall

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Anna's Treat T,S 
Avalanche T 
Beeline T 
California Potato Chip T 
Cinch Sack T,S 
Cooler Sacrifice T 
Fast Snatch T 
Horn of Plenty T 
Live Free or Die - Part 2 T,S 
Maiming of the Shrew T 
Mandrill T 
Piss of Fear T 
Rocket T 
Skeletal Ribs T 
Threading the Alpine Needle T 
Three Belches T 
VH-1 T 
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1. Square Inch Wall  


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Description 

Square Inch Wall is the first real climbing wall at Echo, so named because just about every square inch of the wall is climbable. The majority of the moderate climbs are located here many quite good. Like the rest of Echo, Square Inch wall is often wet late into the spring, and after a good rain. The routes are all 50 to 60 feet in length. As of the summer of 2006, a large tree at the top of the wall with slings around the base fell over and is perched precariously above a number of the routes to the left of the first wooden ladder.

Getting There 

Follow the approach trail past the jumble of boulders and trees to a point where it turns uphill. Scramble to the base of the wall, and follow it around to the right. The first short wall is the bouldering wall. The next section of 50-60 foot high cliff is the Square Inch Wall. There are a couple of wooden ladders set perpendicular to the wall to help you scramble along the base.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.3 miles from here

17 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',4],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 1. Square Inch Wall:
Maiming of the Shrew   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
Skeletal Ribs   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Beeline   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 60'   
Avalanche   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Cooler Sacrifice   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
VH-1   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Horn of Plenty   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
California Potato Chip   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   
Mandrill   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 60'   
Piss of Fear   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 60'   
Three Belches   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 60'   
Live Free or Die - Part 2   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 60'   
Anna's Treat   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For 1. Square Inch Wall
At the anchors on Skeletal Ribs.

Skeletal Ribs 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  NH : Echo Crag : 1. Square Inch Wall
Climb the crack that leads between the two trees. It starts out as a hand crack at the bottom and gets steadily wider near the top (up to a #3.5 or #4 Camalot). Continue up a second, smaller crack just left of the first tree (the crux is avoiding the tree). Climb through a small overhang right of the second tree, and follow a third crack (hands) to the anchors. Fun climbing, great protection....[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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