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Echo Rock - West Face
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Battle of the Bulge T 
Cherrie Pie T 
Cherry Bomb T 
Cole-Evans T 
Double Dip T 
Eff Four T 
Falcon and The Snowman, The T 
Fall from Grace T 
Forbidden Paradise T 
Gone in 60 Seconds T 
Heart and Sole T 
Highway 62 T 
Legolas T 
Love and Rockets T 
Minute Man T 
Quick Draw McGraw T 
Respect The Pouch S 
Stichter Quits T 
Stick to What T 
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 

Battle of the Bulge 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Bob Gaines, November 1987
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Apr 17, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: A few feet right of the Double Dip (5.6) crack is ...

Description 

The character of this route is the same as most of the others on Echo Rock, thin face/slabbing. Clip a couple of bolts and make really thin moves past a horizontal to get over the bulge. One more bolt afterwards and its over. Decent climb.

Location 

This route lies between Double Dip and Try Again.

Protection 

4 bolts (1/4", 5/16"), 2 bolt anchor (3/8")


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"Battle Of The Bulge". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: "Battle Of The Bulge".
Photo by Blitzo.

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By C Miller
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Feb 22, 2010
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

This route involves mostly 5.9 slab climbing punctuated by a boulder problem crux (V3) at the bulge. The engaging crux sequence involves poor handholds with decent feet to make a highstep to better holds. Two stars out of five.

A higher bolt at the crux, instead of it's current position, would make this a fun lead but as it stands you're looking at a possible broken ankle.