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.
Route Climbed: Various Date Climbed: June 23, 2002
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).
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
Route 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.