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Babe Ruth S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Blackjack S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Blackout S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Casey at the Bat S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Charlie Hustle S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dirty Deeds S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dugout S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Golden Slumbers S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Golden Years S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Harvey S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Head Wound S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hippie Chick S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Psychedelic Sally S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Righteous Babe S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rockhopper S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Serpent, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Watermark S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 100 ft
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Shared By: Meredith DB on Jul 2, 2006 with updates
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Description

"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.

Location

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.

Protection

Bolts to a two-bolt anchor.

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Thanks Man! I am looking forward to coming back and climbing this route again this fall Oct 12, 2017
JTLA Tolins
Los Angeles, California
 
JTLA Tolins   Los Angeles, California
 
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
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
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
  5.10b
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
  5.10b
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
Countzen Shin
Santa Monica, CA
5.10b
Countzen Shin   Santa Monica, CA
5.10b
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
Dean Olson
  5.10b
Dean Olson  
  5.10b
Fun and straightforward. The roof is no biggie. May 26, 2014
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
  5.10b
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
  5.10b
12 quick draws & anchor. Dec 27, 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
JBuehler
  5.10a/b PG13
JBuehler  
  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
Cory Harelson
Boise, ID
  5.10b
Cory Harelson   Boise, ID
  5.10b
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.

Cheers,
Cory Sep 15, 2010
do i need a 70m rope? Sep 15, 2010
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
Ryan Kelly
work.
 
Ryan Kelly   work.
 
Takes 11 or 12 draws, plus the anchor. Nov 4, 2007