|Echo Cove - North Side
This is a steep face and crack; not sustained. It's a bit to the right of Tofu The Dwarf and Palm-u-Granite, and starts from the ground. Climbing over a small roof is the crux - continue up a groove above.
|By Kyle Wills|
From: San Diego CA
Nov 29, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
I question the two topo beta drawings on this page. The two seems to contradict each other and I found the more obvious line to be closer to Blitzo's drawing. However this line allows you to bypass the initial roof, which is great because there is basically no Pro until you are standing easily above it. Then the pro is only marginal until you reach the routes crux which is surmounting the bulge between the two horizontals with the prominent undercling(IMHO). Neither beta drawing has the route using this obvious feature, which is a height dependent 5.8 move. The rest of the route is a cruise control jug haul. I overall found this route very enjoyable.
If done in this manner it is most definitely only a 5.8 due to the single crux. The rest of the climbing is 5.5 and under.
|By Nathan Scherneck|
From: Portland, OR
Dec 18, 2010
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
To pass the bulge between the two horizontals I moved right of the prominent waterstreak to the very obvious undercling and made a reachy move to the horizontal fist crack above. Traversing back left using the horizontal crack was interesting and gets the 5.9- rating, but this might not be necessary for others. The rest of the route was cruiser but enjoyable.