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Echo Cove - South Face

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Ass of Dog 
Axe of Dog 
Bacon Flake 
Bonzo Dog Band 
C.S. Special 
Chips Ahoy 
Fear of Dogs 
Fear of God 
Flake and Bake 
Horny Corner 
J.B.'s Variation 
Out on a Limb 
Pocket Veto 
Poodle Skirt 
Possessed by Elvis 
Riddler, The 
Sicker than Jezouin 
Sitting Here in Limbo 
Statute of Limbitations 
TM's Terror 

Echo Cove - South Face 

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Elevation: 4,200'
Lat, Long: 34.0242, -116.1582 Map Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tony B on Jan 12, 2003
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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).

27 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',2]

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+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Sitting Here in Limbo   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
R.M.L.   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Axe of Dog   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
C.S. Special   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Out on a Limb   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Fear of Dogs   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Sitting Here in Limbo 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Echo Cove - South Face
This route lies on the right-most (east) solid buttress of the South Face of the Echo Cove Rocks. It is approached via a few slab moves to a small ledge, and begins just left of Out on a Limb and just right of a scaley wide crack.Climb this line of bolts on contoured face to the top of the buttress. The crux is somewhere near the middle of the route and is on small holds. The belay up top is well set with large cams and/or hexes and small tricams. There are other possibilities too.To descend, ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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South Face-Left Side. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
South Face-Left Side.
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Echo Cove-South Face right. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Echo Cove-South Face right.
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Echo Cove Rocks-South Face. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Echo Cove Rocks-South Face.
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Ladybug stem, JTNP.
Ladybug stem, JTNP.
Patina- Echo Cove area. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Patina- Echo Cove area.
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Echo South Face, far right. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Echo South Face, far right.
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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 :)