Echo Peaks Climber's Log

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CWessels - Jul 15, 2018 12:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2018

#5 and #3  Sucess!

--after Mountaineer's route on Cathedral. The north ridge of #3 is a nice climb with considerable exposure near the top. I agree with some others that the rock quality is not particularly stellar; it is rather sharp and crumbly in places.

naura - Jul 9, 2017 10:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2017

#8 on the way back from Echo Ridge  Sucess!

it was pretty late in the day so i just tagged #8 on the way back from echo ridge. super easy class 3, just how i like it ;)


colinr - Oct 17, 2016 2:59 am Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2016

#8, #7, #5, #6, Echo Ridge  Sucess!

After Cathedral with some Sierra Challenge buddies


Romain - Jul 15, 2016 1:30 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2007

# 8, 9 , 5, 7  Sucess!

With D. Victor and R. Renteria, one day plane trip from the bay area. Nice peaks, but we ran out of time to tag them all.


CameronGround - Jan 10, 2016 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2015

All but 9, 6, 4  Sucess!

Class 3-4 up #3 starting low on the W face, traverse to #2 then #1 (I think it was 2 to 1 that had a fun, but optional, traverse on the W side of the ridge where you shuffle your feet along a narrow ledge while hanging onto the ridge top).

Tried 6 but turned around part way up, didn't try 4, and admired 9 but didn't even think about trying it.


salodanger - Jun 24, 2013 3:57 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2013

Scrunbling on the EP  Sucess!

Run/scramble from Cathedral Lakes TH up some of the peaks and down via Budd Lake. Bailed from some peaks that looked too sketchy in running shoes. Nice area altogether.

dkangas - Jun 15, 2012 1:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2012

Echo #4, East Face  Sucess!

We did this in two full pitches with a 70 m rope. Found the climbing to be a mix of class 3-5, with some challenging route-finding. Rock quality is not great. We encountered LOTS of loose rock--including a bath-tub size flake near the top that moved when weighted!!--and grunge in the cracks. Plus bushes with sticklers. Top out was a lot of fun along a "sidewalk in the sky". Rather than rappel down, we down-climbed the short class 3 section from the notch between #3 and #4 to the west side. Summit register only recorded 3 visits all of last year!


Darren9 - Dec 9, 2011 1:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010

Cool, literally  Sucess!

Very fun day of scrambling on these peaks with SMG. Despite it being August, it was very cold and began to snow lightly on us as we were leaving. Go figure. I think #1,2,and 3 are the best and would recommmend doing them as the finale.


gordonye - Aug 14, 2011 11:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

#9 and #3  Sucess!

Hakan, Vlad and I went to climb Echo Peaks to celebrate Hakan's completion of CA 14ers. Vlad lead #9 in 1 pitch and struggled with terrible rope drag. There were several airy traverses and the chickenheads were breaking off, making for a spicy climb. When descending we found the hard way that rappelling off the north side could not be done with a single rope. After fighting stuck rope on the first rappel on the south side we finally got off #9 and went to bag #3 and break out the champagne on the summit.


blueshade - Aug 12, 2011 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2011

Echo Peaks  Sucess!

Did all but #9, 4, and I think 6 (the third hardest - definitely doable, but looked a little sketchy from where I was). Still a lot of fun scrambling, some airy ridges - went up #5 (I think) and downclimbed the backside which proved interesting. Could have taken more time but was working on the Cathedral Traverse.


WML - Jul 23, 2011 2:01 am

echo wandering  Sucess!

wandered about the ridge finding fun lines, attempting to avoid loose rock, and enjoying an easy afternoon in the hills on Echo Peaks and Echo Ridge. Highly recommended if you have an afternoon to kill and if the crowds are too much to go solo Cathedral

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Jul 1, 2011 1:15 pm

did a bunch  Sucess!

On a day off work did a bunch of these, echo ridge, cockscomb, and unicorn day


WayneFry - Jun 11, 2011 12:11 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010

Bagged at least five  Sucess!

Spent about half a day scrambling on the Echo Peaks with SMG (Sierra Mountaineering Group). Bagged at least five peaks. Ton a fun and some wicked views at the top.


seano - Aug 31, 2010 5:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2010

Solo all but #9

#9 was just a bit much for me to solo, which was discouraging but not unexpected. Trip report


haishan - Apr 1, 2010 8:48 pm

what dingus said  Sucess!

Fun day of scrambling...


murraymcleod - Jan 8, 2010 1:40 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 1972

Echo Peaks and Echo Crest  Sucess!

Climbed several of these and Echo Crest on a day hike from Sunrise High Sierra Camp where I worked in 1972. Climbed several again in 1976 with Sue Roddy (RIP).


danman3156 - Oct 15, 2009 2:59 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2009

Echo 1-8  Sucess!

Climbed 1-8. Some fun climbing, need to go back and get number 9.


SkyPilot84 - Oct 12, 2009 2:00 am Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2009

Echo Peaks 7, 8, 5, 1, 2, 3 (in that order)  Sucess!

Enjoyed a day of scrambling around Echo Peaks with Dan.

J Fox

J Fox - Jun 23, 2009 11:36 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008

Sweet traverse  Sucess!

Traversed Echo, Cockscomb and Unicorn. A wonderful day in Yosemite.


Noondueler - Feb 14, 2009 12:05 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2002

Echo Peak 8  Sucess!

On the way back from Echo Ridge. It took about 15 minutes.

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