Type: Trad, 170 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Dave Evans and Randy Vogel, November 1977
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Shared By: C Miller on Jul 5, 2002
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Description

P1) Start at the toe of the slabby buttress (right skyline as seen from the parking area) and climb up towards a roof (this first bit is the same as T.S. Special. At the roof turn the corner to the left and climb improbable face past 3 bolts to a bolted hanging belay.

P2) Steep smears lead off the belay to a bolt, after which comes the crux- a balance move to a right facing flake. Continue up the flake past a fixed pin and some gear placements to a bolted anchor/rap.

Although possible to do in a single pitch if mindful of rope drag, this is best done in two. A hanging belay midway allows one to enjoy the desert from a unique perspective and contemplate the wild-looking crux pitch above. A single rope rap (100') from the top with a 60 meter rope will get you back to terra firma.

Location

Swept Away takes a striking line up the prominent buttress that defines the south end of Echo Rock. Two great pitches mark this climb that goes at a much easier grade than appearances might suggest.

Protection

Bolts, gear to 2", bolted belays/raps (all bolts are 3/8" SS and 1/2" SS)

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