|Echo Rock - West Face
In the old days, routes were established from the ground up (how archaic!). The bolt wars were raging in the mid-80's, and if you didn't belong to the chic clique or live up to their unwritten standards, you'd likely see your efforts fall victim to a chopper's chisel. Given the proliferation of bolts and routes on Echo Rock, this route was established in a manner that precluded removal: an on-sight free-solo. The name was a tongue-in-cheek commentary for the times. In an ironic twist, one of the resident "big-names" came along shortly afterwards and placed the bolt.
Climb the middle of the face left of Double Dip past a single bolt. Watch out for crunchy rock and bad holds. Clipping the bolt is optional - it is still a "no-falls" type of route. Not recommended for the aspiring 5.8 leader, but it will cure campground boredom.
One bolt (added after the initial ascent)
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