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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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Square Inch Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 107
Maiming of the Shrew
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 56
Rocket
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 162
Skeletal Ribs
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 35
Threading the Alpine Needle
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 15
Widowmaker
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 104
Cooler Sacrifice
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 104
VH-1
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 33
Horn of Plenty
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 68
Beeline
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 17
California Potato Chip
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 55
Mandrill
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 11
Finger Locking Good
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 38
Piss of Fear
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 34
Three Belches
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 25
Live Free or Die - Part 2
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Maiming of the Shrew
 107
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Rocket
 56
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Skeletal Ribs
 162
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Threading the Alpine Needle
 35
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Widowmaker
 15
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Cooler Sacrifice
 104
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
VH-1
 104
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Horn of Plenty
 33
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Beeline
 68
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
California Potato Chip
 17
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mandrill
 55
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Finger Locking Good
 11
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Piss of Fear
 38
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Three Belches
 34
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Live Free or Die - Part 2
 25
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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