Type: Sport, 100 ft
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Shared By: Meredith DB on Jul 2, 2006 with updates from Benjamin Chapman
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Access Issue: Echo Cliffs - Closed due to fire Details


"Casey at the Bat" climbs the beautiful orange face via a prominent roof and the shallow dark watercourse at the left end of Easy Street. The climb is long and a rope stretcher, so be conscious of where the ends of the rope are! From a stance, on a block above the trail, climb the short face on pockets to gain a shelf below the roof. Pull the roof to a large pocket and continue up the steep headwall on small positive incut holds. Continue climbing through a bulge and a small corner on featured orange rock to an anchor on the left. This is one of the best 5.10s at Echo Cliffs and a deservedly popular route. Named for a route developer's dog, Casey.


This is the second route from the left on the Easy Street/Far Side section of the wall. The start is 10 feet right of Blackjack, at the foot of a small hill.


Bolts to a two-bolt anchor.


Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly   work.
Takes 11 or 12 draws, plus the anchor. Nov 4, 2007
Tristan Burnham
La Crescenta, CA
Tristan Burnham   La Crescenta, CA
When you get to like the 8th bolt stay left around the mini roof/arete thing. Its a little blind but once you pull around it you can spot the next bolt. Oct 13, 2009
Avi Katz
Seattle, WA
Avi Katz   Seattle, WA
do i need a 70m rope? Sep 15, 2010
Cory Harelson
Boise, ID
Cory Harelson   Boise, ID
Nope, 60m should be fine. Have fun, this is a great route!

While you're there, check out Blackjack, just to the left. It's steller! Particularly the 2nd pitch! You can link the first two pitches with a 60m, and just barely rappel all the way back to the ground.

Cory Sep 15, 2010
  5.10a/b PG13
  5.10a/b PG13
Not really the 5 star route the guidebook suggests, but definitely a good warmup that lacks loose rock. And it's long. Mar 5, 2012
Just did this route for the first time yesterday and was pleasantly surprised. Super fun! I was a little worried when I reached the top though when I found the right of the two bolted shuts to be not only spinning but placed in hollow and flaking rock. A huge fall on just this point would surely rip it out the wall. Would recommend leading this route rather than top roping due to the sketchy anchors. Enjoy it out there and be safe! Oct 9, 2012
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
12 quick draws & anchor. Dec 27, 2012
Dean Olson
Dean Olson  
Fun and straightforward. The roof is no biggie. May 26, 2014
Countzen Shin
Santa Monica, CA
Countzen Shin   Santa Monica, CA
Just broke 1 start foot chip and broke a hold at around... start of the side pull section. From the amount of chalk on the big hold at the top, it was used a lot. In it's place is nice foot chip now, but one hand hold is gone. Jun 1, 2015
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
Countzen...this area has been evolving since this portion of cliffline was developed in 2001 and as stated elsewhere, the rock at Echo Cliffs is rhyolite which isn't the gold standard for dependability. Something lost, something gained...the grade remains the same. Jul 14, 2015
Hey all, just climbed this climb on July 13th 2015 and gave a knock into the rock that the shuts are into on the top of the climb. While most anchors I have encountered here have seemed ok the shuts on this climb while secure seemed to be into some hollow rock. I still lowered on it warily but wanted to put that out there incase some one local could maybe move them up a bit higher to more solid rock on the left. Also given the type of rock in the area I would hate for these cold shuts to fail on someone, I am down to help and chip in for new hardware I just don't have a hammer drill. PM if you have skills to fix and I will gladly take a day trip out with you. PM me Jul 15, 2015
JTLA Tolins
Los Angeles, CA
JTLA Tolins   Los Angeles, CA
New anchors added yesterday. Placed two 4"x1/2" Powers bolts with plated steel carabiners. They are about a foot above where the old anchor was and I still reached the ground with my 60m rope. Dec 5, 2016
Thanks Man! I am looking forward to coming back and climbing this route again this fall Oct 12, 2017
Justin Lind
Wellington, NZ
Justin Lind   Wellington, NZ
12 bolts, not 11 as the Souther CA guidebooks says. Fun roof with great jugs at the base. Then super fun face climbing above. One of the classics for this section of Echo! Mar 21, 2018