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Echo Rock - West Face
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Battle of the Bulge T 
Cherrie Pie T 
Cherry Bomb T 
Cole-Evans T 
Double Dip T 
Eff Four T 
Falcon and The Snowman, The T 
Fall from Grace T 
Forbidden Paradise T 
Gone in 60 Seconds T 
Heart and Sole T 
Highway 62 T 
Legolas T 
Love and Rockets T 
Minute Man T 
Penny Lane TR 
Quick Draw McGraw T 
Raindogs TR 
Respect The Pouch S 
Stichter Quits T 
Stick to What T 
Such a Sandwich TR 
Team Slug (aka Cliff Pounder) T 
Ten Conversations at Once T 
Too Bold to Bolt T 
Tooth Beaver T 
Trough, The T 
Try Again T 
Unzipper S,TR 

Battle of the Bulge 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Bob Gaines, November 1987
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Apr 17, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: "Battle Of The Bulge". Photo by Blitzo.


The character of this route is the same as most of the others on Echo Rock, thin face/slabbing. Clip a couple of bolts and make really thin moves past a horizontal to get over the bulge. One more bolt afterwards and its over. Decent climb.


This route lies between Double Dip and Try Again.


4 bolts (1/4", 5/16"), 2 bolt anchor (3/8")

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By C Miller
Feb 22, 2010
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

This route involves mostly 5.9 slab climbing punctuated by a boulder problem crux (V3) at the bulge. The engaging crux sequence involves poor handholds with decent feet to make a highstep to better holds. Two stars out of five.

A higher bolt at the crux, instead of it's current position, would make this a fun lead but as it stands you're looking at a possible broken ankle.
By Jan Tarculas
From: Riverside, Ca
Dec 7, 2014
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13

belayed my friend on this and C Miller is spot on. Easily can break an ankle if you fall after pulling the roof and not being able to clip next bolt. Also left ankle can easily get stuck behind rope d/t movement of passing bolt at the crux move. be careful leading this thing