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Echoes  

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 2 pitches
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Urmas Franosch/Shayd Otis
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Shadow Ayala on May 9, 2011

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Clipping the second bolt...

Description 

Climb the perfect slab for two pitches. Can be done as one 70m pitch. Bolted from the ground up.

Location 

Currently the left most route. left of 'Faraway Laughter'

Protection 

11 bolts for 70m. Bring a long sling for first anchor if done as one pitch.


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By Jason Chinchen
From: Bend, Oregon
May 22, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This is a good climb but very run out on the first pitch. The second is bolted better. It seems the route developers swung leads on the F.A. Still, not a hard climb and the runouts are on easy ground.
By Victor Lawson
From: Bishop, CA
Jun 2, 2011

I would venture to say the first pitch is easier than the second by a grade at least, maybe two? Overall a fun "adventure sport" climb.
By Todd Townsend
From: Bishop, CA
Oct 15, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13

The description and topo are a little confusing on this one. Each pitch has 5 protection bolts, so bring 11 draws if you're going to do it in one pitch, as you'll need an extra to clip the mid-anchor. The topo shows pitch 2 with 6 protection bolts, it is wrong.

Good, Tuolumne-style friction climbing on this one. The runouts aren't too bad if you've climbed in Yosemite or Jtree. My partner and I both felt like the hardest moves were going past the 5th bolt on pitch 1.

Rap off to the right with a single 70. You'll make it, but just barely. Best to tie knots in the ends.

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