Elevation: 2,164 ft
GPS: 34.125, -118.927 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Art Morimitsu on Feb 26, 2007 with updates from Benjamin Chapman
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin ., Vicki Schwantes
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Access Issue: Echo Cliffs - Grotto and Lookout closed Details

Description

As one approaches the western end of cliff band that forms Echo Cliffs, along the Mishe Mokwa Trail, the great orange faces that make up the Dihedrals sector of Echo Cliffs come into view below the obvious spire of Balanced Rock. The Left Flank is the left page of the huge left most orange open book. The right side of the book is the Java Wall. The Left Flank is the farthest left or western end of the main cliff line. This wall contains seven routes ranging in difficulty from 5.8 - 5.10d.

The Left Flank is shaded in the morning and in the late afternoon and is extremely popular due the relatively modest approach compared to other parts of Echo Cliffs, the moderate grades, and its proximity to the Java Wall.

Getting There

From the Grotto head up and right

7 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Left Flank

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 35
The Sumac Route
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 43
Morning Glory
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 83
Black Tide
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 88
B-Line
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 37
Wet Bush
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Sumac Route
 35
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Morning Glory
 43
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Black Tide
 83
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
B-Line
 88
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Wet Bush
 37
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
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The route ends with the anchor on the wall to the right. This necessitates facing the anchor itself by stemming. If you find yourself too high in the corner and you should have turned around you will end up in trouble and have to clip from behind. Dec 30, 2013