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Echo Cove has a mix of bolted face and traditional cracks. The access is easy, the climbing is good, and the crowds are heavy. Lots of opportunity for toproping.
Drive past the Hidden Valley Campground, turn left at the sign for the Desert Queen Ranch, and park in the obvious, large lot on the right. Alternatively, drive past that lot and park in the pullout on the west end of the cove. Either follow the wash towards Echo Rock proper and scramble over boulders into the east end of the Cove, or (preferred) just walk into the west end.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Echo Cove - North Side:
Swing Low 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
The Sound of One Shoe Tapping 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Fun Stuff 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
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Helix 5.2 3 8 II D 2c CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Echo Cove - North Side
This is the crack and chimney system right of The Sound of One Shoe Tapping and W. A. C.The traditional rating is 5.2, but the chimney moves for the exit sequence are probably more 5.4ish.If you're not leading 5.8 friction, this is a good route to hang a toprope on the aforementioned routes....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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