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Echo Cove - South Face
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Life and Limb T,TR 
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Possessed by Elvis T 
R.M.L. T 
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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Paul Neal and Charlie Saylan, December 1976
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 1, 2005

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R.M.L. smearing


A short hand crack leads over a roof to jugs (pro to .75" here) after which a committing mantle sequence leads to the first bolt. Steep and greasy smears head upward with an easy but runout section after the last bolt.

Don't be fooled by the easy rating of this climb as it requires a variety of techinques and a cool head to succeed. Interesting moves on good rock merit this two stars out of five.


This climb lies up the left side of the large flake that leans against the prominent face and just left of C.S. Special.


3 bolts, 2 bolt anchor/rap (all bolts 3/8")

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"R.M.L.". Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: "R.M.L.". Photo by Blitzo.
R.M.L. (5.8+)
BETA PHOTO: R.M.L. (5.8+)
R.M.L. (5.8+)
BETA PHOTO: R.M.L. (5.8+)
The committing moves to gain the first bolt
The committing moves to gain the first bolt
"R.M.L.". Photo by Blitzo.
"R.M.L.". Photo by Blitzo.
Somebody REALLY likes this climb.
Somebody REALLY likes this climb.
Getting ready to make the High Step, to Clip the F...
BETA PHOTO: Getting ready to make the High Step, to Clip the F...

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By C Miller
Dec 17, 2003

The initials of this route supposedly stand for Ronald McDonald Land.
By vincent L.
From: Redwood City
Feb 19, 2005
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I would call this route 5.9 .
By Duke
From: Rancho Mirage, CA
Feb 25, 2006

A bomber nut can be placed in the crack just above the roof to protect the mantle move. A couple of 5.9 moves once on the slab.
By Adam Stackhouse
Mar 20, 2006
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Fun route along with its partner CS Special
By Blitzo
Sep 8, 2006

Fun route!
By Ryan Kelly
From: work.
Jan 18, 2010

I'm going out on a limb and giving it three stars. Yes, it's short, but has some fun, very un-Jtree moves at the start. Bonus 1/2 point for originality, and it's a quick and easy tic.
By Jeff Laina
From: Southern, New Mexico
May 5, 2012

Wild Fun 5.8 Smearing, between Bolts 2 & 3.
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