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Elevation: 7,000'
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Submitted By: James Garrett on Sep 4, 2006
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Echo Canyon, further East in another drainage (Pine Canyon) 0.7 miles from Dry Wall. A bolted moderate conglomerate route. The wall is quite isolated despite only a 10 minute approach up the canyon and then a small hillside where Orient Express climbs an arete on Asia. Good quality cobble! Like Maple.

Getting There 

As for Dry Wall, then continue on the frontage road east for about a half mile to a sizeable side canyon with a road that ascends to approx. 300 yards. Some appliance dumping had taken place at the road head. Continue on the trail and head to the best looking crag on the left (west) side and look for bolts up the obvious arete.

Climbing Season

For the Echo Canyon area.

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

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By Eric Chabot
From: Salt Lake City, UT
6 days ago
Volunteers from SLCA and HawkWatch International located an active Golden Eagle nest near this crag.

Although the official seasonal closure (to protect wintering big game animals) is over, please consider possible impacts to wildlife when choosing where to climb. Climbing elsewhere until the chicks have fledged from this nest will allow them to remain undisturbed and will help improve relations between the climbing community and the land manager at this access-sensitive area.

The dry wall and the clint eastwood wall are great bird-free alternatives to this area.
By bheller
From: SL UT
Jun 23, 2009
I think this Asia crag with the route named Orient Express that Garrett is refering to is located in Pine Canyon. Pine Canyon is less than 1/4 mile east of the south-side of the frontage road parking that is used for the Dry Wall- it is the first canyon you encounter traveling east from the Dry Wall.
By jfchand
Jun 24, 2010
Went looking for this place yesterday and never found it. Which side canyon is it in, anyway? Is it in Pine Canyon? The only route I found up that canyon was on nothing like an arete, and it was on the east side of the canyon. I continued to the canyon .7 miles up from Dry Wall, and I didn't find anything up there. A little help?
By James Garrett
Jun 28, 2010
Hike past the dumpage...old appliances and such and once you hit the wash, cross it and bushwhack up a short distance to the west. Binoculars from the car should reveal the bolts before you start out..,..good luck.
By jtwalter
From: Orem, UT
Jul 9, 2010
This is actually the second canyon east of Dry Wall, but is exactly .7 miles east of the Dry Wall parking spot. jfchand, it sounds like you were in the right canyon but just couldn't find the route. It's pretty much as James said, except I didn't see anything that looked like an arete either. I had to spend about 30 mins bushwhacking around to find it and binoculars made the difference.

The route is toward the northern end of the big wall on the west side of the canyon. The route faces southeast and is about 3-4 bolts long with bolts at the top of the route and very slabby. There is a small gully just to the left of the route that you could scramble up to put up a toprope if you had to.
By Jerome Sharpe
From: Wanship, UT
Dec 7, 2014
My question is how do you get to the base of it? I found the route NP, saw the anchors, but there was a thicket below i could not figure out how to navigate...
By Stevie Nacho
From: Utah
5 days ago
I'm kinda worried about these hawk watchers closing crags. I wonder how many cliffs I climbed on that had birds .

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