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Left Flank  


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Submitted By: Art Morimitsu on Feb 26, 2007  with updates from Benjamin Chapman
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Description 

As one approaches the western end of cliff band that forms Echo Cliffs, along the Mishe Mokwa Trail, the great orange faces that make up the Dihedrals sector of Echo Cliffs come into view below the obvious spire of Balanced Rock. The Left Flank is the left page of the huge left most orange open book. The right side of the book is the Java Wall. The Left Flank is the farthest left or western end of the main cliff line. This wall contains seven routes ranging in difficulty from 5.8 - 5.10d.

The Left Flank is shaded in the morning and in the late afternoon and is extremely popular due the relatively modest approach compared to other parts of Echo Cliffs, the moderate grades, and its proximity to the Java Wall.

Getting There 

From the Grotto head up and right

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.0 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Left Flank:
The Sumac Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Black Tide   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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The Left Flank
BETA PHOTO: The Left Flank
The "Upper Tier," at Echo Cliffs, on a b...
The "Upper Tier," at Echo Cliffs, on a b...
Climbers sharing the bench and enjoying the day at...
Climbers sharing the bench and enjoying the day at...

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By Jeffrey Lieberman
Dec 30, 2013
The route ends with the anchor on the wall to the right. This necessitates facing the anchor itself by stemming. If you find yourself too high in the corner and you should have turned around you will end up in trouble and have to clip from behind.