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birdheadEcho Peak #3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2007


Solo adventure up the West Face route on Echo Peak #3. Fun scrambling, although I was a bit surprised at the exposure on the final ridge portion. Ascended Cathedral Lakes trail and descended via Budd Creek with perfect weather.
Posted Jul 2, 2007 1:32 pm

Bob Burd#1-#9  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2006

Bob Burd

Climbed all of these on a crisp October day with Matthew, Glenn, and his brother Sam (below). Great company for some fun peaks. Trip Report
Posted Nov 15, 2006 5:00 pm

SamGFun Scrambling  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2006


Did all 9 in one day fun lot of climbing awsome view of cathedral
#9 difficult but fun well worth it.

Posted Oct 26, 2006 2:27 am

thebeave7Traverse from #3,2,1,5,7
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006


Spent half of the day playing on the Echo Peaks. Bagged 5 of them, then headed to Cathedral, fun scrambling.
Posted Aug 20, 2006 4:33 pm

Bill KishRoute Climbed: 5 of these fine peaklets
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2004

Bill Kish

Perfect finale to a Cathedral traverse: Unicorn / Althuski / Cockcomb / Echo Ridge / and Five of these Echo Peaks!
Posted May 24, 2006 7:34 am

mountainmattA bunch of 'em


Soloed a bunch of 'em with my buddy Luke right before the Maintenance crew left the high country '05
Posted Mar 18, 2006 6:31 am

SawtoothSeanSolo Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 1996


Did #1 on a solo trek through the backcountry for 4 days at the end of the season- The days were warm and the nights were cold. Amazing country, especially with no else around at this time.
Posted Feb 21, 2006 6:52 am

VladislavRoute Climbed: #1, #2, #5 Date Climbed: 22 October 2005  Sucess!


On the way from Echo 2 to Echo 3

My body starts shaking vigorously.

As I stop the shaking abates,

As I make a move forward

It starts again with increased intensity.

A brief vision of a climber

Tumbling down the steep West Face

Is convincing enough:

There will be no more climbing for me today.

Ashamed I retrace my steps,

Turned back by a mere class 3.
Posted Jan 27, 2006 4:41 pm

Matthew HollimanSeveral peaklets  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2005

Matthew Holliman

Sep 23, 2005, No. 3 - West Face: Very cool climb up steep, exposed flakes. Continued on to Echo Ridge, with absolutely spectacular views of Matthes Crest.

Oct. 22, 2006, No. 5, 7, 8, 9: Climbed with Bob, Sam, and Glenn as an easier day after Cleaver/Blacksmith. Wasn't feeling good (dizzy due to lack of sleep the previous couple of nights), so I bailed on the outing after those peaks.
Posted Oct 28, 2005 12:56 am

DebRoute Climbed: A few of them Date Climbed: 10 October 2005  Sucess!


I can't remember what peak is what, but I only hit up three of them due to exhaustion and knobs popping off under my hiking boots. Interesting view of Yosemite Valley from up there eventhough I hated that knifeblade crotch shuffle required to top out on one of those things. Does the wind ever stopped blowing?!
Posted Oct 11, 2005 4:53 pm

GlennGRoute Climbed: West face Date Climbed: September 25th, 2005  Sucess!


Matthew and I climbed this as our second peak of the day after Tresidder. I liked the slabs coming up the west face, and the final 3rd class sharp edge to the summit of number 3. I would like to go back and get all 9, I didn't do any others as I had very little beta, and we were on our way to Echo Ridge and Cockscomb.
Posted Sep 26, 2005 6:30 pm

ExploreABitMoreRoute Climbed: Various Date Climbed: 07/28/05  Sucess!


Came back and did #1,#2, #3, #6, #8, #5. Running low on time for the rest of our traverse so we left for Echo RIdge after these. Looks like I'll have to go back again for the remaining ones!
Posted Aug 1, 2005 2:32 pm

dnafields1995Route Climbed: #1, #2, #3 all via west side. Date Climbed: June 2002 and August 2002, September2003.  Sucess!


Climbed Echo Peaks #1, #2, #3 and #6 with Bob Swanson. I thought they were so cool, that i took some novice climbers up the following August to do #1, #2, and #3. Not every wanted to climb #3. But they all loved the hike up. What a great view of Cathedral and Matthes Crest. Went up one last time with Bob and Jeff. This time #1, #3 and only thought about #4. Jeff's first time camping out over night in the states.
Posted Mar 24, 2005 7:34 pm

ExploreABitMoreRoute Climbed: #1 East Face, #8 North Face Date Climbed: 08/26/03  Sucess!


Climbed #1 and #8. Will go back for the rest! Headed over to Echo Ridge next - fun climb.
Posted Mar 4, 2005 10:14 pm

TDRobertsRoute Climbed: Various Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!


Climbed #1, #2, and #3. Mostly class 3, some route challenges ended up with sections of class 4. No one else on peaks all day - though did hear climbers topping out over on Cathedral Peak.
Posted Jul 23, 2004 3:52 pm

Sam MillsRoute Climbed: #1-#3 / West Face Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!

Sam Mills

These were peaks 4, 5 and 6 of a seven peak day with Bob Burd
Posted Jan 29, 2004 6:12 pm

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

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

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

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