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Routes in Echo Rock - West Face

April Fools T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Battle of the Bulge T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Cherrie Pie T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Cherry Bomb T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Cole-Evans T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Double Dip T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Eff Four T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Falcon and The Snowman, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Fall from Grace T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Forbidden Paradise T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Gone in 60 Seconds T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Heart and Sole T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Highway 62 T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
In Like Flynn TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Legolas T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Love and Rockets T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Minute Man T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Penny Lane T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Quick Draw McGraw T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Raindogs TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Respect The Pouch S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Stichter Quits T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Stick to What T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Such a Sandwich TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Team Slug (aka Cliff Pounder) T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Ten Conversations at Once T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Too Bold to Bolt T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X
Tooth Beaver T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Trough, The T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Try Again T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Unzipper S,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Yo Yo TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 120 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: C Miller on Jun 25, 2002
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This is the obvious crack to the right of the popular slab routes and offers a long, seldom climbed line with adequate protection and a great view from the top.

Descend by walking north (climber's left) to access anchors atop the Echo Rock slab routes or keep walking and descend via an easy scramble which is the normal down-climb for those routes.

Protection

Gear to 3.5 inches

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Ryan Strickland
Idyllwild, CA
 
Ryan Strickland   Idyllwild, CA
 
This is a decent route; worth doing if you're leading 5.7 or less and in the area. Combined with Schicter Quits and Double Dip, you could have a pretty good time getting some mileage, all below 5.7. The route is around 200 feet long, beginning to end. May 4, 2015
I agree the first third is fun...and needs protection. The rest is easy - I put in a piece every 20 feet or so at the offchance I slipped, which would have been difficult to do. I thought this was a great warm-up, though. It's long (about 130 feet) and gets your body moving. Use a 70-meter rope...we did, and still almost ran out by the time I reached the top.

In terms of the descent...if you turn right at the bolts referenced in the original description (or it's sort of right behind you if you are looking at the bolts), the downclimb continues. You cross over a little crevice. If I remember correctly, there's this long, thin (but sturdy) rock that you cross over and sort of traverse (either by holding onto it, or walking on it). Then I think the downclimb is pretty obvious as you can see pretty safe places too walk in the direction of the ground. I should say I'm not sure if I'm referencing the same bolts as in the original description - but we almost rapped off some bolts that I'm guessing are those...it was windy and we decided to see if we could figure out the downclimb - found it! Apr 27, 2011
DaveGustafson
Palm Desert, CA
  5.7
DaveGustafson   Palm Desert, CA
  5.7
This route is great fun. Agree with other reviewer in his assessment of the lower section. Fun moves, though I felt were a bit harder than 5.6, perhaps 5.7/.7+. But no worries, because the gear is great. Have to disagree with the tedious comment about the upper section. IMHO, the upper section offers low angle fun that can be protected well. This is a LONG route and as such, I suggest taking an ample amount of gear and runners. A 70m rope would make this a piece of cake, though one could break this up into 2 pitches or simply simu-climb a bit - only if you feel comfortable with that. Our walk down required us to continue up a little bit (25 feet or so) above our belay station then work our away across and past Double Dip. Truly an amazing view of Josh from the top. Do this route... it's fun! May 15, 2010
Gary Schenk
  5.6
Gary Schenk  
  5.6
The first third of this climb is fun. Takes good pro, and has some fun moves. The upper two thirds is a lower angle trough that just gets tedious. Still, the lower part makes it worthwhile. Mar 3, 2008