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Shared By: Steve Marr on Apr 17, 2007 with updates from DonGillespie
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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
 73
Maiming of the Shrew
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 43
Rocket
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 108
Skeletal Ribs
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 23
Threading the Alpine Needle
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 36
Avalanche
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 74
Cooler Sacrifice
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 23
Horn of Plenty
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 47
Beeline
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 36
Mandrill
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 29
Piss of Fear
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 22
Three Belches
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 18
Live Free or Die - Part 2
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
Cinch Sack
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 7
Anna's Treat
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Maiming of the Shrew
 73
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Rocket
 43
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Skeletal Ribs
 108
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Threading the Alpine Needle
 23
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Avalanche
 36
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Cooler Sacrifice
 74
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Horn of Plenty
 23
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Beeline
 47
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Mandrill
 36
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Piss of Fear
 29
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Three Belches
 22
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Live Free or Die - Part 2
 18
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Cinch Sack
 8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Anna's Treat
 7
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
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