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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:
Sonic and the Hot Dog Water 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Pope's Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Pope's Crack, Direct Finish 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 130'
Raked over the Coles 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
British Airways 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c R Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Swept Away 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
London Calling 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
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British Airways 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c R CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Echo Rock - South Face
Located on the far right side of Echo Rock, this is the first route right of Pope's Crack and requires a bit of scrambling through talus to reach the base.Start 15' right of Pope's Crack behind a clump of yuccas, and climb the left-facing flared corner with an intermittent crack/seam in it's back (5.10) to it's end - pro is decent but the 1st placement is quite high. Above, continue up a steep slab with two bolts that passes along the right edge of a small roof. The climbing in the upper sectio...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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