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Echo Cove - South Face

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Allergy T 
Ass of Dog T 
Atari T 
Axe of Dog T 
Bacon Flake T,TR 
Bonzo Dog Band T 
C.S. Special T 
Chips Ahoy T 
F.U.N. TR 
Fear of Dogs T 
Fear of God T 
Flake and Bake T 
Gordon-Bartlett T 
Horny Corner T 
J.B.'s Variation TR 
Out on a Limb T 
Pocket Veto T 
Poodle Skirt T 
Possessed by Elvis T 
R.M.L. T 
Riddler, The T 
Sabretooth T 
Sicker than Jezouin T 
Sitting Here in Limbo T 
Statute of Limbitations TR 
TM's Terror T 
Unknown T 

Echo Cove - South Face  


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.0242, -116.1582 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tony B on Jan 12, 2003
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Description 

This wall is perhaps the closest and most accessible to the parking at Echo Rock. It's southwest aspect is warm and it should be considered when choosing the time of day and year to climb here. The climbing is mixed with a fair number of bolted and gear protected lines, although a few of the bolted lines are not so well protected and are somewhat mis-represented for gear and grade in Vogel's book (i.e. Flake and Bake easier than 5.8, but not protected as well as noted).

The rock here is generally good and routes range from 5.6 to 5.12 in difficulty. There are no "super classics" here but there are some lines worth doing if in the area. The most well recognized of these are: R.M.L. (5.9), Sitting Here in Limbo (5.9), Axe of Dog (5.10a), Out on a Limb (5.10b), C.S. Special (5.10c), Possessed by Elvis (5.10c) & The Riddler (5.12a). There are descents in both directions from the summit and you will generally want to walk off in whatever direction you are closest to.


Getting There 

From the main parking lot at Echo Tee, look into the West Face of Echo Rock. The nearest rock at the left side of this entrance is the right most end of South Face of Echo Cove Rocks. If you parked in the optional lot just north of the "tee" parking lot, you are more or less at the left end of it's base (it is just East of you).


Climbing Season



Weather station 9.5 miles from here

27 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',5],['5.8',3],['5.9',4],['5.10',10],['5.11',4],['5.12',1],['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 - South Face:
Sabretooth   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Sitting Here in Limbo   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
R.M.L.   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Axe of Dog   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
C.S. Special   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Out on a Limb   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Fear of Dogs   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Above the First Crux. Photo By Jeff Laina.

C.S. Special 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Echo Cove - South Face
A bouldery start over a small roof starts things off, after which a delicate mantle and a few balancy moves bring one within reach of the first bolt (a spotter is helpful, but the best advice is to not fall). A series of polished slabby moves follow with one commiting move after the last bolt. Gear belay under the summit block and rap or downclimb (easy 5th class).With it's ease of access and engaging moves this route has seen the passage of many a climber, and the polished holds are a testament...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Echo Cove - South Face Slideshow Add Photo
Echo Cove-South Face right. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Echo Cove-South Face right. Photo by Blitzo.
South Face-Left Side. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
South Face-Left Side. Photo by Blitzo.
Echo Cove Rocks-South Face. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Echo Cove Rocks-South Face. Photo by Blitzo.
ATS topo
BETA PHOTO: ATS topo
Patina- Echo Cove area. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Patina- Echo Cove area. Photo by Blitzo.
Climber on Flake and Bake, with an uninterested girl below.
Climber on Flake and Bake, with an uninterested gi...
Echo South Face, far right. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Echo South Face, far right. Photo by Blitzo.
ATS topo
BETA PHOTO: ATS topo
Ladybug stem, JTNP.
Ladybug stem, JTNP.
Flake and bake wall.
Flake and bake wall.

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By Mark J. Nelson
Jan 13, 2003
This is the outside face of the wall that forms the southern edge of Echo Cove. Bartlett describes this area as "South Echo Cove Rock - South Face."
By Nathanwikstrom
From: tucson az
Jan 5, 2014
left a DMM #1 on the top of "fear of god", echo cove south face, please message me back if you find it thanks :)