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The south end of Echo Rock is a small area packed with some great routes in a relatively sheltered and sunny location - something to keep in mind on those cold and windy days.
Park in the large gravel lot north of Echo Tee, follow the marked trail past the south face of Echo Cove, and continue on until even with the south end of Echo Rock. From here make a left and work up through boulders to the base of the wall. Plan on about 10 minutes for the approach.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Echo Rock - South Face:
Pope's Crack 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Pope's Crack, Direct Finish 5.10b/c Trad, 130 feet
Raked over the Coles 5.10d Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
British Airways 5.11a R Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Swept Away 5.11a Trad, 2 pitches, 170 feet
London Calling 5.11c Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Featured Route For Echo Rock - South Face
Pope's Crack 5.9 CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Echo Rock - South Face
Starting from boulders climb the prominent finger/hand crack in a flared right-facing corner which slowly arches up and left passing along the left side of a small roof. A little ways past the roof set a high piece and then downclimb left along a dike to gain another crack system which is followed to the top. Three stars out of five.To descend work down and right from the top to rappel anchors atop British Airways....[more] Browse More Classics in CA