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mpbroRoute Climbed: #5 from the south Date Climbed: 20 September 2003  Sucess!


After a long day of climbing it seemed ridiculous to ascend each and every one of the Echo Peaks. So I just picked a representative one (#5) and climbed it. Nice rock and nice views. I should have done #3, which looked more interesting (and bigger).
Posted Sep 21, 2003 4:17 pm

Joe HanssenRoute Climbed: Various Date Climbed: July 20th '03  Sucess!

Joe Hanssen

Scrambled up a few of the Echos then got out before the charcoal grey thunder clouds opened up on us. Later in the day a flash flood warning for the surrounding areas was issued and a swift water rescue was made in the Tuolumne River. I plan to finish the rest of the Echos on a future trip.
Posted Jul 21, 2003 11:29 am

MishaRoute Climbed: North/North East Date Climbed: June 28, 2003


September 30, 2006: Climbed a different route on #9. The crux felt like 5.8. Chickenhead breaking at the crux made it exciting. Two pitches of above average climbing. According to the register, we were the first party on it in 2006. With Etsuko and Maria.

August 21, 2004: After scrambling up #5 and #7, Rich (steeleman), T-Bo and I focused on our primary objective of the day: Southwest Face of #9. Despite the threatening weather and thunderstorms around us, we climbed the route in 3 short pitches. It was Rich's and T-Bo's first multi-pitch climb and a first hanging belay! A stuck rope and our inability to hear each other on the 2nd pitch made it even more interesting. The crux move past the overhang was fun! And the rappel on the other side of the peak was even better!!

June 28, 2003: After scrambling up Wilts Col, davidkiene, kiwifzzz and I climbed up short but sweet Class 3 routes on Echo Peaks #5, 7 and 8. Since main objective of our day was Cockscomb, we decided to 'spare' remaining Echo Peaks for the next trip :)

Posted Jun 29, 2003 7:37 pm

Dave KRoute Climbed: Various Date Climbed: June 28, 2003  Sucess!

Dave K

I climbed 3 out of the 9 Echo Peaks (I think #1, 7 and 8, but I’m not 100% sure) with fellow SPers Kiwifzzz and mlog. No big ones to be bagged, but there are many, many fun, short, class 3 scrambles on these peaklets! We saved a few for next time.
Posted Jun 29, 2003 6:59 pm

phomchickRoute Climbed: Various Date Climbed: September 10, 2002  Sucess!


Having retired from rock climbing for about 30 years, I decided to brush up on my "skills" and headed to Yosemite for two days to spend some time with a guide from the Yosemite Mountaineering School. We spent the first day in Yosemite valley climbing slabs and cracks and covering basic anchoring techniques. Day two was spent climbing 8 of the 9 Echo Peaks. We climbed #1, #2, #3, #5, #6, #7, #9 and #8. #4 was skipped, as being a bit far and would have made the day too long. #3 was a most satisfying summit, #6 was the most fun w/o a rope and #9 was a life-altering experience. We traversed right instead of left and ended up in 5.8+ territory, which I can barely climb WITH a top-rope. It ended up okay; there is a very fine summit register going back over 30 years and providing proof that this summit is not often visited. I am absolutely amazed that Josh downclimbed this thing!!! Of course, without a rope, what choice did he have? We had two ropes and used them both for a short rappel to a great ledge (which we missed on the way up) and for a second 160 ft. rappel down the completely vertical north side. (I'll get #4 and Cathedral Peak on my next trip to Yosemite).
Posted Sep 13, 2002 5:37 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: Various Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2002  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Day 2 of the 2002 Mountaineers Challenge. Vishal and I spent 4hrs climbing eight of the nine. Order: 5-6-4-3-2-1-7-8 We skipped 9 since we didn't have a rope. If you look at 9 from the summit of 3, it looks damn-near impossible. This was Vishal's intro to class 4 climbing. He climbed in trekking shoes, while I climbed in tennis shoes. Peak 4 from the east side was the scariest. Trip Report.
Posted Aug 18, 2002 8:45 pm

JoshRoute Climbed: Various Date Climbed: June 23, 2002  Sucess!


Bagged these on my Cathedral Range traverse in the following order: 8, 9, 7, 6, 5, 1, 2, 3, 4. At 5.7, number 9 is an interesting free solo. For a moment, I wished I had a rope so I didn't have to downclimb it, but everything went fine (despite the terrible rock quality).
Posted Jun 25, 2002 4:07 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: Various Date Climbed: Oct. 9, 1999  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Monty and I climbed Cockscomb first, then up and over Echo Ridge, then all nine of Echo Peaks' summits. #9, #6, #3, and #4 were the most fun. The last one we climbed was #4, and is was pitch dark before we finished the rappel into Echo Creek drainage. That was particularly fun, holding a flashlight in our mouth while rapping. Trip Report
Posted Sep 11, 2001 8:55 pm

JoshRoute Climbed: No clue Date Climbed: August 29, 2001


After bagging Cathedral Peak and Eichorn Pinnacle I jogged over to the Echo Peaks. Ryle was planning on meeting me at Echo Peak #9 and climbing it with me.

I bagged the first 8 Echo Peaks on my own, not really following the routes described in the guide book. I never encountered climbing harder than easy 5th class. After finishing the first 8 peaks, I headed over to #9 and waited for Ryle to arrive. I waited for more than an hour and a half, but Ryle never showed up. After lying in the sun for 90 minutes, I lost all motivation and headed back to the car where I waited another two hours for Ryle. Sometime I'll have to go back and do #9.
Posted Sep 11, 2001 8:39 pm

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