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Echo Cove - North Side

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Battle of Britain (aka Penelope Street) T 
Chute Up T 
Echo Buttress TR 
Fun Stuff T 
Fun with a Gun T 
Hang Ten T 
Helix T 
Hot Knife T 
Palm-U-Granite T 
Pepasan T 
Pigs on the Wing T 
Pinky Lee T 
Porky Pig TR 
R. A. F. T 
Raging Intensity T 
Santa's Little Helpers T 
Sound of One Shoe Tapping, The T 
Swing Low S 
Tofu the Dwarf T 
W. A. C. T 

Echo Cove - North Side  


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.02489, -116.1578 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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.

Bartlett describes this area as "North Echo Cove Rock - South Face."

Routes listed from left to right:

Fun with a Gun (5.8)
Fun Stuff (5.8)
Echo Buttress (5.10b TR)
Raging Intensity (5.8)
Chute Up (5.2)
The Sound of One Shoe Tapping (5.8)
W. A. C. (5.8)
Helix (5.2)
Pepasan (5.9)
Helium (5.10b)

An easy gully between and then

Battle of Britain (aka Penelope Street) (5.10b)
R. A. F. (5.9)
Swing Low (5.7)
Pinky Lee (5.10d)
Pigs on the Wing (5.11b)
Porky Pig (5.11b TR)
Hot Knife (5.10a)
Tofu the Dwarf (5.9)
Palm-U-Granite (5.7)
Hang Ten (5.9)
Santa's Little Helpers (5.10d)
Another Swain Solo (5.7)
Alien Life Form Arete (5.11a R)

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.4 miles from here

20 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',2],['5.8',5],['5.9',4],['5.10',4],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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]

The Classics

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+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Sound of One Shoe Tapping   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Fun Stuff   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Echo Cove - North Side
Closeup of R.A.F.

R. A. F. 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Echo Cove - North Side
Locate the tall face where The Sound of One Shoe Tapping and W. A. C. converge; this route is on the second rock to the right. You can access the top of the rock via a fourth-class gully left of the face.R. A. F. is the rightmost of two routes that diverge near the first bolt; Penelope Street (aka Battle of Britain), 5.10a/b, is the left of the two.Nice friction, with the cruxy moves only slightly above bolts....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Fun Stuff (left) to Pepason (right). Copyright 200...
BETA PHOTO: Fun Stuff (left) to Pepason (right). Copyright 200...
RAF (left) to Hot Knife (right). Copyright 2003, b...
BETA PHOTO: RAF (left) to Hot Knife (right). Copyright 2003, b...
Playing around
Playing around
Echo Cove-North. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Echo Cove-North. Photo by Blitzo.
Photo/topo for Echo Cove - North Side, Joshua Tree...
BETA PHOTO: Photo/topo for Echo Cove - North Side, Joshua Tree...
A fun day of top-roping in Echo Cove.  The climber...
A fun day of top-roping in Echo Cove. The climber...
Climber rapping off a route left and behind the Be...
Climber rapping off a route left and behind the Be...
Palm-U-Granite (L) and Hang Ten (R)
BETA PHOTO: Palm-U-Granite (L) and Hang Ten (R)
Pinkey, Pigs, Porky and Hot
Pinkey, Pigs, Porky and Hot

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