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ERT (Echo Rock Traverse) 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 10 pitches, 1200', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: ACB: Brian Haugli & Mike Dannhardt (Oct 9, 2011)
Season: Spring, Fall, Winter
Page Views: 1,277
Submitted By: Brian Haugli on Oct 20, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: Topo from PMC Guidebook to Great Falls.

Description 

Full traverse of the Echo Rock cliff band. Starting below Cow Hoof and working downstream. The guys who did this first in the 40s/50s were beasts.

The 50m rope works better, as the pitchs need to be short to allow for the leader and belayer to communicate. The area has big alcoves and voices carry off quite a bit. So you try to be in eye sight of each other.

Location 

Farthest downstream crag at Great Falls.

See photos for beta.

Protection 

What we used on the successful traverse:
50m 10.2mm rope
1x #0 BD C3
1x #1 BD C3
1x yellow alien
1x red alien
2x mid size Trango TCUs
1x #.5 BD C4
2x #1 BD C4
2x #2 BD C4
2x #3 BD C4
#1-8 DMM Walnuts
#4,#6,#8 BD stoppers
8x slings with 2 wiregates each
2x double length slings
4x quickdraws


Photos of ERT (Echo Rock Traverse) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Route Topo
BETA PHOTO: Route Topo
Rock Climbing Photo: Last pitch after 3rd/4th section.  From here, hike...
BETA PHOTO: Last pitch after 3rd/4th section. From here, hike...
Rock Climbing Photo: Moving through the crux to the belay ledge.
BETA PHOTO: Moving through the crux to the belay ledge.
Rock Climbing Photo: Crux 2nd pitch (5.9).  Moving out left over water ...
BETA PHOTO: Crux 2nd pitch (5.9). Moving out left over water ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking at the first pitch, downstream.
BETA PHOTO: Looking at the first pitch, downstream.
Rock Climbing Photo: First attempt in 2009.  Route in Blue (we escaped ...
BETA PHOTO: First attempt in 2009. Route in Blue (we escaped ...

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By Dan Ecker
From: Annapolis
Aug 14, 2015

was wondering if there was another link to the beta and pictures? the links are dead
By Brian Haugli
From: Shrewsbury, MA
Jan 31, 2016

Sorry. That was on my old blog and I don't have the write-ups anymore. Catch Mike Dannhardt with PATC / Mountaineering Club for local beta. I'm out of the area now.

This is a great route. I attempted it 3 times before finally getting it. Stay after it!

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