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.
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.
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Local Information for Asia
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.
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.
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.