Avg: 2 from 22 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 350 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||Bill Lawry on Jun 6, 2010|
|Admins:||Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionMike Hill's guide has a pretty good topo of this route including the below P2 variation.
P1: climb the trough up to an ample belay ledge on the left; 5.5, ~80 feet.
P2: step out on the face and then up past a bolt, piton, and a second bolt and then up to a ~horizontal ledge system; take this ledge system right to the first tree and belay; ~80 feet, 5.7;
P2 var: at the ~horizontal ledge system, continue straight up a smallish crack system, getting pro where you can; surmount a large ledge with two bolts on the ledge and belay; ~80 feet, 5.8. PG13 for pro.
P3: continue up easy terrain above the first tree; getting pro where you can; attain a ~horizontal vegetated ledge/weakness with bolt to the right; trend right and then up past a bolt; in short order, find belay ledge at base of a relatively clean dihedral; ~80 feet, 5.6/5.7.
P4: climb above the belay, up the dihedral, quickly reaching a piton; from here, if desired, one can make a diversion up and left to get pro high and then downclimb; back at the piton, trend up and right on runout terrain until can come back left to edge of a roof and pro; climb past the roof and continue up until forest needles are under foot; at that point look right to large belay tree with slings; ~80 feet, 5.7.
LocationThe Ramp route is down Echo Canyon on skier's right. There are two ways to approach the climb:
i) follow climber's trail almost to Crackula and then trend to the skier's right side of the canyon and down to the start; however, it was years ago when I went this way so someone else may have a better description; I do recall a fair amount of bushwhacking.
ii) we did this approach based on a description from Marc Beverly: stay on climber's trail past Crackula and almost to Bush Shark Spire route (skier's left side of canyon); about 30 yards before the start of Bush Shark Spire, the climber's trail reaches a low point before gaining elevation; at this low point look for a faint trail cutting across the vegetated gully to talus; at the talus head up through more vegetation (some further pruning here would be nice), and then 3rd class climbing to the base of the climb.
The exit: continue up above the top-of-P4 belay tree for 20 feet or so, then traverse northerly and down a little into a gully that one ascends to get up near the summit of The Point. This gully is challenging. Instead, consider getting up on the ~east shoulder of The Point by climbing out of the gully to the right on Runnel Runner (thanks Marc!).