ERT (Echo Rock Traverse)
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BETA PHOTO: Topo from PMC Guidebook to Great Falls.
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.
Farthest downstream crag at Great Falls.
See photos for beta.
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
BETA PHOTO: Last pitch after 3rd/4th section. From here, hike...
BETA PHOTO: Moving through the crux to the belay ledge.
BETA PHOTO: Crux 2nd pitch (5.9). Moving out left over water ...
BETA PHOTO: Looking at the first pitch, downstream.
BETA PHOTO: First attempt in 2009. Route in Blue (we escaped ...
By Dan Ecker
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!