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Casey at the Bat 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Doniel Drazin
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Submitted By: Meredith DB on Jul 2, 2006  with updates from Benjamin Chapman

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BETA PHOTO: The lower section of Casey at the Bat.

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"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.


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.


Bolts to a two-bolt anchor.

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By Ryan Kelly
From: work.
Nov 4, 2007

Takes 11 or 12 draws, plus the anchor.
By Tristan Burnham
From: La Crescenta, CA
Oct 13, 2009

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.
By Avi Katz
Sep 15, 2010

do i need a 70m rope?
By Cory Harelson
From: Boise, ID
Sep 15, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

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.

By JBuehler
Mar 5, 2012
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13

Not really the 5 star route the guidebook suggests, but definitely a good warmup that lacks loose rock. And it's long.
By Andrew McMullen
Oct 9, 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!
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Dec 27, 2012
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

12 quick draws & anchor.
By Dean Olson
May 26, 2014
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Fun and straightforward. The roof is no biggie.
By Countzen Shin
From: Santa Monica, CA
Jun 1, 2015
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

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.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Jul 14, 2015
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

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.
By Korey
Jul 15, 2015

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
By JTLA Tolins
From: Los Angeles, California
Dec 5, 2016

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.

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