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Swing Low 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Tim Pinar, Brett Pinar, Frazier Haney, Todd Gordon, July 2004
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Submitted By: Steve Powell on Dec 12, 2004

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Fun slab. Cold day.


Starts about five feet to right of R. A. F.. Climb a ramp to the first bolt on the arete. Follow the remaining bolts to the anchor. Always stay to the right of R. A. F..


Five bolts to a two bolt anchor with rings.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Swing Low. Ignore the rope in this pic. Swing low ...
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BETA PHOTO: pic of route
Rock Climbing Photo: "Swing Low". Photo by Blitzo.
"Swing Low". Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Swing Low
Rock Climbing Photo: Darryl Pion on Swing Lo - cragcam
BETA PHOTO: Darryl Pion on Swing Lo - cragcam
Rock Climbing Photo: Tony Yeary climbing on the route near the second b...
Tony Yeary climbing on the route near the second b...

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By Steven Powers
Dec 16, 2004
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

this is a fun addition to the echo slab climbs, in a few seasons this will be the most popular moderate in the echo cove. from the anchors you can top-rope pinky lee another excellent climb.
By Locker
From: Yucca Valley, CA
Dec 17, 2004
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I've led this thing a few times and agree that it is worth doing.
By C Miller
Jan 19, 2005
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

A well-protected and fun addition to the area which, no doubt, will see lots of traffic as word of it's existence spreads. Two stars out of five.
By KayKay
Apr 21, 2005

I thought the route was fun and allowed an easy rap down from several routes. However, is this route that much different in difficulty than WAC and One Shoe? If they are 5.8 shouldn't this route be perhaps 5.8- for consistency (perhaps the five bolts reduced the difficulty level)?
By Steven Powers
Dec 14, 2005
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

those other routes in my opinion are really about 5.6 not 5.8 as they are claimed.
By Steve Powell
Nov 22, 2007

I've climbed this route three times, and have led it twice. the most recent was on November 18th. It was hot and greasy. I believe under those conditions the route is 5.7+
Mar 30, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

100% pure friction. I think I managed a few v10 cranks on crystals to get up this one! Yea, I took a hang just to calm my jittery leg...SO!
By Jeffrey Lieberman
Feb 2, 2015

The bolts are hard to clip if you are short.
By Steve Powell
Feb 20, 2015

I am short, and could easily clip the bolts.
By The Billy Goat
From: fontana,ca
Jan 4, 2016
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Fun route, really slabby, not much to grab but a real confidence booster for those learning to lead. I met Bob Gaines while he was with one of his clients. A buddy and I knocked this one off our list and then I had the honor of belaying Bob on this route as he walked right up it like it was nothing. I found the route to be tough for my second sport lead and was in aww of Bob. Really cool, really memorable day.... belaying Bob Gaines HA!

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