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Skinny Witch T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wicked Witch S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Elevation: 7,000 ft
GPS: 40.996, -111.456 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: James Garrett on Jul 13, 2011
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

Description

It is secluded and quite exposed to the sun, but it is also prone to cool breezes and some tower routes are north facing. Obvious distractions as with the more popular known climbs in Echo Canyon are noisy railroad, freeway sounds, and of course, the incessant shooting....and in most cases, this is A classic example of a place with weapons in the wrong hands.

The rock is conglomerate and will clean up with more traffic as more people become attracted to this unique climbing area of short free standing towers.
Echo Canyon Seasonal Closure: Jan. 1 - second Saturday in April Details

Getting There

From I-84/I-80 take exit 169 for the little town of Echo as for all the other Echo Canyon climbs. Turn LEFT toward Echo and drive 2.1 miles north through Echo toward Henefer. The Witches are even marked courtesy of the town of Echo and are quite obvious on the east side of the road. A convenient turn out and parking spot is found just 100m north of the Witches sign.

Please close the gate behind you when you access this area. If not, the horses will run loose out onto the tracks or road.

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Kris Pietryga and I also climbed this after spotting the single bolt. After arriving on top, we found no anchors. We placed the two-bolt anchor to rappel down. Other history unknown. May 31, 2012
Tristan Higbee
Ogden, UT
Tristan Higbee   Ogden, UT
I visited this place a couple months ago and thought it was really neat. In addition to the two towers mentioned here on MP, there's a third bolted tower near the Skinny Witch. It had one protection bolt at a bulge and a bomber two-bolt anchor on top. Seemed to be about 5.6ish. Short but still fun. Jan 5, 2012

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