|Echo Rock - West Face
Battle of the Bulge
BETA PHOTO: A few feet right of the Double Dip (5.6) crack is ...
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.
This route lies between Double Dip and Try Again.
4 bolts (1/4", 5/16"), 2 bolt anchor (3/8")
BETA PHOTO: "Battle Of The Bulge".
Photo by Blitzo.
|Comments on Battle of the Bulge
|By C Miller|
Feb 22, 2010
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 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.