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Echo Rock - West Face
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Battle of the Bulge T 
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Cole-Evans T 
Double Dip T 
Eff Four T 
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Forbidden Paradise T 
Gone in 60 Seconds T 
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Highway 62 T 
Legolas T 
Love and Rockets T 
Minute Man T 
Penny Lane TR 
Quick Draw McGraw T 
Raindogs TR 
Respect The Pouch S 
Stichter Quits T 
Stick to What T 
Such a Sandwich TR 
Team Slug (aka Cliff Pounder) T 
Ten Conversations at Once T 
Too Bold to Bolt T 
Tooth Beaver T 
Trough, The T 
Try Again T 
Unzipper S,TR 

Too Bold to Bolt 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c X

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c X [details]
FA: Alan Nelson, December 1985
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Submitted By: Alan Nelson on Jul 31, 2002

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In the old days, routes were established from the ground up (how archaic!). The bolt wars were raging in the mid-80's, and if you didn't belong to the chic clique or live up to their unwritten standards, you'd likely see your efforts fall victim to a chopper's chisel. Given the proliferation of bolts and routes on Echo Rock, this route was established in a manner that precluded removal: an on-sight free-solo. The name was a tongue-in-cheek commentary for the times. In an ironic twist, one of the resident "big-names" came along shortly afterwards and placed the bolt.

Climb the middle of the face left of Double Dip past a single bolt. Watch out for crunchy rock and bad holds. Clipping the bolt is optional - it is still a "no-falls" type of route. Not recommended for the aspiring 5.8 leader, but it will cure campground boredom.


One bolt (added after the initial ascent)

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