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AKC S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Barkley , The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Blackie S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Doggie Style S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
K-9 S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Man's Best Friend S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Puppy Feet S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Reverb S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sasha S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Walter S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Welcome to Echo S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Ben Chapman & Pam Neal
Page Views: 410 total, 4/month
Shared By: Benjamin Chapman on Jan 17, 2010
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

"Walter" climbs the right side of the broad orange and black streaked buttress between "Sasha" and "Puppy Feet."
Pull over the initial bulge on pockets, side-pulls, and small positive features. Continue up the steep orange face on small positive features and an assortment of small 2-finger pockets to a final bulge. At the top mantle onto a wide ledge and the anchors.

Location

40 feet to the right of "Welcome to Echo." "Walter" begins at a wide rocky flat spot below a small overlap.

Protection

5 bolts & 2-ring Fixe anchor.

Photos

Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
 
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
 
Exciting and powerful moves past the 1st bolt leads to small, but positive edges and pockets on the gradually steepening orange buttress. Steep and fingery, the holds are small and the climbing sustained. Oct 24, 2010