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by ryanguy
Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Upper Echelon 5.10c 8p
Replies: 25
Views: 14507

Thanks for all the input. pitch 3 - 5.10c : yes, perhaps harder than 10c and probably easier if you can climb 5.11 or even 5.12. It is not a notoriously wet pitch and once you figure out the moves is not that difficult. If you don't find the key holds it will feel like 5.11. pitch 4 - 5.8 : Is not u...
by ryanguy
Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Powaqqatsi; 5.10d - 7p
Replies: 28
Views: 11150

Just did the route on Sunday Sept 7th. Great approach trail, very obvious with a nicely cut path to the open ledge where the route starts. Overall great climbing with a nice position and good belay ledges. Combining this route with Upper Echelon would make a great day. We decided to try Europa inste...
by ryanguy
Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Upper Echelon 5.10c 8p
Replies: 25
Views: 14507

Thanks for the comments Chris. Good to see people are getting on the route. I agree that the grades may be a little stiff but I think that only pitch 3 may need to be upgraded (to 10d). I did the crux moves yesterday on TR and found it actually qutie easy, just very delicate. Yesterday I pulled up a...
by ryanguy
Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Upper Echelon 5.10c 8p
Replies: 25
Views: 14507

Hey Mike,
Glad to hear you got on the route. You're probably the first one.
Dave is planning to give pitch 6 a final brushing soon. We found it a little scruffy too when we finished the route as it hadn't been cleaned in a while (since 2005).
Any comments on the grades?
by ryanguy
Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Upper Echelon 5.10c 8p
Replies: 25
Views: 14507

There are 2 pitches less than 30m but most are longer. We wanted longer pitches but they are that way out of necessity, not intention. It is just how that ledges and terraces are spaced. Each belay is on a large comfortable ledge or terrace. On another not I just added more photos to the linked webp...
by ryanguy
Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Upper Echelon 5.10c 8p
Replies: 25
Views: 14507

Thanks for the comment.
I have been having trouble posting topos and photos so here is a link to where you can view them:

http://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topic.a ... C_ID=23022

It is a really fun route and we hope it will become popular. Please give it a go.
by ryanguy
Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Upper Echelon 5.10c 8p
Replies: 25
Views: 14507

Upper Echelon 5.10c 8p

Upper Echelon 5.10c 8p FFA: Ryan Kurytnik & Dave Brayden August 2, 2007 A new 8 pitch alternative to the Squamish Buttress and the Ultimate Everything located just left of the Ultimate Everything . Pitch 1: 5.8 Gear to 1" & 3 Bolts 28m -Start at the belay anchor on a ledge, accessed via a small gul...