|Echo Cove - North Side
Fun 5.8 friction on gorgeous rock. Some topos list the rappel from here as 85 feet, but a 50m rope does NOT get you to the ground. It gets you to a ledge, from which the ten-foot downclimb is not difficult.
Three bolts to a chain anchor. Optional placement in some horizontals below the first bolt, but the climbing isn't too tough or scary if you skip this.
BETA PHOTO: Fun Stuff (left) to Pepason (right). Copyright 200...
One Shoe Tapping. Photo - Dave Rockwell
BETA PHOTO: "The Sound Of One Shoe Tapping".
Photo by Blitzo.
April Peterson on "One Shoe Tapping" in Echo Cove.
"The Sound Of One Shoe Tapping".
Photo by Blitzo.
Tap, Tap, Tappin'
|By Brian Reynolds|
Dec 2, 2002
I would disagree about the pro. I thought the crux came down low -- 40 feet off the ground but before you reach the first bolt. I found the upper (bolted) face to be 5.6, 5.7 tops.
|By Richard Miles|
Apr 27, 2003
I agree with Brian. The crux is below the first bolt. Do yourself a favor and place some pro in the horizontal.
|By Ryan Avery|
Jan 23, 2005
This route was a total push over. I can't see how it was 5.8. Maybe if you worked the moves for a while you could make it 5.8 but I think this route was 5.7.
|By Ryan Kelly|
Jan 18, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b
Agreed. Nowhere close to Jtree 5.8 friction.
Dec 9, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b
Pretty easy and not very memorable, but nice face climbing practice.
Mar 31, 2011
The slab section is fairly easy, I agree not consistent with Josh 5.8, but the runout makes you think for sure.
Jan 15, 2012
The moves between the horizontal (#1 Camalot IIRC) and the first bolt certainly kept my head in the game. It's fairly straightforward from there. 5.7
|By Armor Todd|
Apr 3, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13
A great 5.8 warmup...excellent intro to Josh face technique...beautiful rock, nice length, easy to lead/lower. set up toprope, very nice in the late afternoon sun...and close to the road...one of my favorites...do set a piece in the horizontal
Feb 18, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b R
Strange bolt placements - no bolts at the cruxes - plenty of bolts where you don't need them. 60m is just enough to setup TR on this and W.A.C. Excellent friction - better than Swing Low.