The Echelon Wall is a slightly less distinct area of the chief than some others. It is above the Apron, and is more or less anything left of the South Gully (and thus the Squamish Buttress) but Right of the Sheriff's Badge. 2 lines are on this wall, The Ultimate Everything and Echelon. the former is a modern and popular 5.10 to 5.11 climb, and the latter an obscure moderate free climb with some aid thrown in.
The wall is lower angle than much of the chief and so it has quite some bit of scrambling, dirt and trees. It also receives more sunshine than other walls and the sun peaks over the summit and down on the wall earlier, due to the lower angle. Expect some sun on the upper wall around noon in July.
Several routes can be used to access the Echelon area, but to be concise, most anything summiting the Apron will reach a trail that will lead you there.
Once on the apron, pick up a trail that leads up and left, and which after one possible 'false start (blocked off by a log) if approaching from Rock On, branches leftward from the main trail to the Squamish buttress and heads left on a well-traveled trail for perhaps 500 meters more.
You will pass along some fixed ropes through the exposed dirt slopes, and ducking under a series of small roofs until you think
"That must be 'the roof' he was talking about" and pop out on the other side to see a single belay bolt near the base of the climb. Start here for The Ultimate Everything...
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The Ultimate Everything 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a North America
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A good route that got slightly misnamed. It's a little bit of everything, true, but not the Ultimate of anything. One of the great things about the route is that you do a little of everything, which is also one of its weaknesses. You do quite a bit of low angle scrambling, forest walking, dirt avoiding, moving of belays and low angle rock. If you don't let that bug you, it is a great amount of good climbing besides, about 1000 of the 1300 feet is worthy, incluing thin face, slabs, traverses, c...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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