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Echo Canyon Rock Climbing 


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BETA PHOTO: Climbing the 11d at Echo. this is the crux, the ot...

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Description 

The known climbing in Echo Canyon occurs on the north side of I-80 on mainly southwest through southeast facing walls. Echo Canyon offers fun, bolt protected cobble climbing. It is very similar to Maple Canyon, and is essentially the same rock unit that hosts routes in City Creek Canyon in Salt Lake City. Pockets, slopers, crimps and jugs yield highly enjoyable climbing. Echo is a popular after work crag for Ogden, Salt Lake City, and Park City climbers.

Getting There 


Directions from SLC:

From Salt Lake City follow I-80 east to Echo Canyon. After entering Echo Canyon take the first off-ramp exit (exit 169) and cross north under I-80 to the frontage road (E Echo Canyon Road) on the north side of the freeway. Start your mileage as soon as you turn RIGHT (heading east-northeast).

0.1 miles - The Pierced Nipple (tower), aka Monument Rock
2.0 miles - Mill Canyon - Choss Cave
2.5 miles - Railroadside Crag (just past two railroad buildings)
2.7 miles - Bear Hollow - Clint Eastwood Wall & Bear Hollow Wall
2.9 miles - The Dry Wall
3.2 miles - Roadside Crag
3.6 miles - Bull Hollow - Asia

Directions from Evanston:

From Evanston follow I-80 west and take exit 178. Start your mileage as soon as you cross the freeway overpass.

7.0 miles - Bull Hollow - Asia
7.4 miles - Roadside Crag
7.7 miles - Dry Wall
7.9 miles - Bear Hollow - Clint Eastwood Wall & Bear Hollow Wall
8.1 miles - Railroadside Crag
8.6 miles - Mill Canyon - Choss Cave
10.5 miles - The Pierced Nipple (tower), aka Monument Rock

Thanks to John Ross for the mileages.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.0 miles from here

79 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',40],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',3],['5.8',3],['5.9',7],['5.10',16],['5.11',11],['5.12',29],['5.13',9],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Echo Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Echo Canyon:
Steel Wheels   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 40'   Roadside Crag
Maple Jones   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Bear Hollow : Bear Hollow Wall
Fist Full of Dollars   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Bear Hollow : Bear Hollow Wall
Trans-continental Glide   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 55'   Roadside Crag
Can't Say   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   The Dry Wall
Grind and Spark   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 40'   Roadside Crag
The Lowe Route   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   The Dry Wall
The Precious   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Dry Wall
Josie Wales   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 65'   Bear Hollow : Clint Eastwood Wall
Cimmaron   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 56'   Bear Hollow : Clint Eastwood Wall
Something Must Break   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   The Dry Wall
Unknown   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Bear Hollow : Bear Hollow Wall
Pocket Full of Trundles   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Dry Wall
Stop that Terrain   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Dry Wall
Way Hammered   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   The Dry Wall
Graffiti Patient   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   The Dry Wall
Hybrid   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport   Mill Canyon : Choss Cave
Chostakovitch   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport   Mill Canyon : Choss Cave
Wicked Bender   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Dry Wall
JJ Memorial   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport   The Dry Wall
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Featured Route For Echo Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: dry wall. echo. 11c/d

Pocket Full of Trundles 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a  UT : Echo Canyon : The Dry Wall
A good long route on semi-solid rock. Steep and sustained, Pocket Full of Trundles starts on small, positive holds and a cool flake. The climbing quickly turns tricky, and surprises you with powerful crux. Find a nice rest around bolt two then continue on up about 15 feet to the route's redpoint crux just below a large positive pocket. Small deceiving holds through a mini bulge wear the weary climber out, keep truckin' to a decent rest or two then finish direct on the steep, pumpy face....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Photos of Echo Canyon Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: long live the choss revolution!
long live the choss revolution!
Rock Climbing Photo: Another pic on the same climb
Another pic on the same climb
Rock Climbing Photo: “The main reason for the seasonal closure on the ...
BETA PHOTO: “The main reason for the seasonal closure on the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: belaying my friend on the 11D.
BETA PHOTO: belaying my friend on the 11D.
Rock Climbing Photo: Lonnie Kauk navigating his way through Wicked Bend...
Lonnie Kauk navigating his way through Wicked Bend...

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By James Garrett
May 9, 2009
What is the name of the wall in the little side canyon (N-S) just east of the Dry Wall where numerous new hard routes are sprouting up?
A parking spot hidden from the frontage road by bushes sits just 2 minutes below the overhanging west facing wall? thanks for any help or info?
By bheller
From: SL UT
Jun 25, 2009
James, the canyon you refer to is West of the Dry Wall and it is known as Bear Hollow Canyon.
By steve edwards
From: SLC, UT
Aug 26, 2009
Anyone have any info on the wall directly across from Walter's Cave?
By Craig Martin
From: Park City
Jan 5, 2012
I went to climb in Echo Canyon yesterday 1/4/12. All of the climbing parking areas, roads and trails are marked with new signs that say CLOSED to all public access from January 1st to the second saturday in April for wintering wildlife protection. Does anyone know if this is a regular occurrence?
By steve edwards
From: SLC, UT
Mar 1, 2012
It's been that way for the last five years or so, though sounds like there is new signage.
By LauraK
May 1, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Rockfall on road in Echo area.  This was 4/22/12. ...
Rockfall on road in Echo area. This was 4/22/12. It happened approx. 3 minutes before we arrived. It was just before the roadside crag wall. Looks like some routes are being established in the area. (hanging purple rope). These rocks appear to be from the top of the cliff as they rolled all the way across the street and are the lighter colored rock from up top. Take care out there!
By rking101
From: Evanston, WY
Jul 20, 2012
Just so every one knows my buddy was attacked by bees at the top of maple jones in the bear hollow area. I dont not no were the nest is but im guessing its under the lip by the chains...
By Eric T.
From: St. Augustine, Florida
May 31, 2015
Is there primitive camping here, or nearby?
By Andrew Gram
Administrator
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 1, 2015
The area is a redneck disneyland, with gigantic fire rings everywhere. The camping won't be super appealing with a railroad and a very busy interstate right there, plus rednecks shooting at everything, but there are loads of established campsites.

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