The Echoes* E3 6a

Rockfax Description
A direct version of Breaking the Barrier with a tough start. Start 6m right of Breaking the Barrier near the toe of the buttress below and right of a slim hanging groove. Make steep moves up the wall and, if you are lucky, swing left into the base of the hanging groove. Climb this to its end and head straight up the wall above to finish in the same shallow groove as Breaking the Barrier. © ROCKFAX

M Gresham, K Neal 09/Apr/1983
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This climb is in 37 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Bit shit and hard
jacob shieldhouse hadley - 2nd β - 28/Jul/15

f**King desperado!
JamesWilliams - Lead dnf - 15/Jun/15 with bunney

Ticked it at last!
Ewan Russell - Lead G/U - 29/Dec/14 with Keeves, Halla

Hidden - Lead β - 26/Jun/14

Seymore Butt - 2014

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13

Carter - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Ed

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 04/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Aug/12

Committing off the ground.
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/12 with Ruth

Tough, boulder problem start - hard cranking to get over the overhang. The rest of the route on the slab is probably 4c/5a, 5b at most.
kyaizawa - 2nd dog - 04/Jun/12 with Jordan Phethean

Crux is off the ground and then rest is easy. E2 6a.
Julian Cooper - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Ben Steel

hard to onsight
dan ely - Lead dog - 01/Aug/11 with pearce

Adam Lincoln - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11 with Meg

JulesV - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Shauna Cunningham

Shauna - 2nd - 24/Apr/11 with Jules

3 Names - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/10 with Sumee Holloway

harvie - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/10

owain86 - 2nd RP - 28/Mar/10 with Sam

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09

Paulww - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Chris wilson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/09

Easy to place the gear for the crux and climb back to the ground before going for it. Felt more like E2 6a as the crux is off the ground and the rest of the route is much easier.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/09 with Ken Applegate

First E3, though I guess a soft touch, as after the cruxy start, it was pretty straight forward, the upper slab felt easier than Breaking the Barrier, the climb to it's left.
Ken Applegate - Lead β - 25/Aug/09 with Andy Barker

Bit of climbing up and down the initial overhang to fiddle with gear, then just blasted through. Awesome move!
smallerrich - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Swain16

barni - 2nd dog - 14/Dec/08 with Sam

Prepped bottom of route first before going for it
ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 25/May/08 with Sue Hazel

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Oct/07

barni - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/07 with Guy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/07

Hidden - 2006

rapidrich - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/03 with Coni

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/01

Ched - Lead rpt - 1998 with Ifan

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
ashtond6, Owen W-G, a_radiohead_fan

Total votes cast 43
hard E40 of 15
E40 of 15
easy E40 of 15
hard E31 of 15
E310 of 15
easy E32 of 15
hard E21 of 15
E21 of 15
easy E20 of 15
hard 6b0 of 15
6b0 of 15
easy 6b1 of 15
hard 6a4 of 15
6a10 of 15
easy 6a0 of 15
hard 5c0 of 15
5c0 of 15
easy 5c0 of 15
3 Stars0 of 13
2 Stars3 of 13
1 Star9 of 13
0 Stars1 of 13
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