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Echo Cove Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.0244, -116.158 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on May 21, 2008
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Description 

Echo Cove is a very popular area with a great selection of single pitch routes on mostly good rock with little to no approach. The various wall allow one to climb here throughout the seasons and at various times of the day.

Getting There 

Park in any of several spots depending upon where you'll be climbing or how crowded it is. The choices are the small turnout near the entrance to Echo Cove proper near Big Moe, the small lot in front of C.S. Special and the large gravel lot just to the south.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.5 miles from here

88 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',47],['1 Star',26],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',9],['5.8',10],['5.9',13],['5.10',29],['5.11',19],['5.12',5],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Echo Cove

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Echo Cove:
Swing Low   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Echo Cove - North Side
Bacon Flake   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Echo Cove - South Face
Fun Stuff   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Echo Cove - North Side
Inhaler   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Echo Cove - East Side
The Sound of One Shoe Tapping   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Echo Cove - North Side
Sitting Here in Limbo   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Echo Cove - South Face
R.M.L.   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Echo Cove - South Face
Boulder Dash   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Echo Cove - South Side
Axe of Dog   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Echo Cove - South Face
Effigy Too   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Echo Cove - East Side
C.S. Special   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Echo Cove - South Face
Out on a Limb   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Echo Cove - South Face
Hatfields and McCoys   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Echo Cove - East Side
Ocean of Night (aka Out to Grunge)   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Echo Cove - South Side
No Mistake or Big Pancake   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Echo Cove - East Side
Big Moe   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Echo Cove - South Side
Fear of Dogs   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Echo Cove - South Face
Misfits   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Echo Cove - East Side
Solo Dog   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Echo Cove - East Side
Ground Up or Shut Up (aka Poppycock)   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Echo Cove - South Side
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Featured Route For Echo Cove
Rock Climbing Photo: Gary, after the "Big Moe."

Big Moe 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Echo Cove - South Side
This excellent route is located on your right (south) as you walk into the Cove from the parking area. It takes a fairly direct line about 25 feet right of the large right-facing dihedral on the upper portion of the wall (Boulder Dash, 5.9*). The climb name is "short" for big dynamo or "mo", the technique used by the first ascent party to solve the crux move down low. Though this move is now commonly done statically, shorter people often "pop" for the huge hand hold. Great climbing ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Echo Cove Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Todd Gordon and a very young Beck Gordon, Echo Cov...
Todd Gordon and a very young Beck Gordon, Echo Cov...
Rock Climbing Photo: Echo Cove
Echo Cove
Rock Climbing Photo: Bruce Willey on Out on a Limb (5.10b) Photo by Kri...
Bruce Willey on Out on a Limb (5.10b) Photo by Kri...
Rock Climbing Photo: Echo Cove
Echo Cove
Rock Climbing Photo: Brooke Peterson climbs through the crux sequence o...
Brooke Peterson climbs through the crux sequence o...

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