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Routes in The Upper Tier

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, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Benjamin Chapman on Apr 10, 2010
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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"Blackie" climbs up the right side of the face, left of the crack/gully, and 30 feet left of "Welcome to Echo." Begin climbing below an arching, left facing, crescent shaped flake where the rock changes from tan to black. Climb up the flake on side-pulls, edges, and small pockets on wonderful black rock. From the top of the flake move up and right on horizontals and pockets. Higher pull through a bulge and continue to the top, and the anchor, on positive edges and pockets.


This is right-most of three routes on the black and tan face of the western-most buttress of The Upper Tier.


5 bolts & 2-ring Fixe anchor.


Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
Great day at Echo Cliffs. The unsettled weather seems to have scared off the crowds. Great climbing on steep tan and black rock with small, but positive edges and pockets. The move over the bulge is challenging. Well protected and clean. Oct 24, 2010