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Casey at the Bat 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Doniel Drazin
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Submitted By: Dr. Evil on Jul 2, 2006  with updates from Benjamin Chapman

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Description 

"Casey at the Bat" climbs the beautiful orange face via a prominent roof and the shallow dark watercourse at the left end of Easy Street. The climb is long and a rope stretcher, so be conscious of where the ends of the rope are! From a stance, on a block above the trail, climb the short face on pockets to gain a shelf below the roof. Pull the roof to a large pocket and continue up the steep headwall on small positive incut holds. Continue climbing through a bulge and a small corner on featured orange rock to an anchor on the left. This is one of the best 5.10s at Echo Cliffs and a deservedly popular route. Named for a route developer's dog, Casey.

Location 

This is the second route from the left on the Easy Street/Far Side section of the wall. The start is 10 feet right of Blackjack, at the foot of a small hill.

Protection 

Bolts to a two-bolt anchor.


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By Ryan Kelly
From: work.
Nov 4, 2007

Takes 11 or 12 draws, plus the anchor.
By Tristan B
From: La Crescenta, CA
Oct 13, 2009

When you get to like the 8th bolt stay left around the mini roof/arete thing. Its a little blind but once you pull around it you can spot the next bolt.
By Avi Katz
Sep 15, 2010

do i need a 70m rope?
By Cory
From: Boise, ID
Sep 15, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Nope, 60m should be fine. Have fun, this is a great route!

While you're there, check out Blackjack, just to the left. It's steller! Particularly the 2nd pitch! You can link the first two pitches with a 60m, and just barely rappel all the way back to the ground.

Cheers,
Cory
By JBuehler
Mar 5, 2012
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13

Not really the 5 star route the guidebook suggests, but definitely a good warmup that lacks loose rock. And it's long.
By Andrew McMullen
Oct 9, 2012

Just did this route for the first time yesterday and was pleasantly surprised. Super fun! I was a little worried when I reached the top though when I found the right of the two bolted shuts to be not only spinning but placed in hollow and flaking rock. A huge fall on just this point would surely rip it out the wall. Would recommend leading this route rather than top roping due to the sketchy anchors. Enjoy it out there and be safe!
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Dec 27, 2012
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

12 quick draws & anchor.
By Dean Olson
May 26, 2014
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Fun and straightforward. The roof is no biggie.
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