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Echo Rock - South Face

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Belgian Chongo T 
British Airways T 
Feets Don't Fail Me Now T 
London Calling T 
Moment's Notice T 
My Idea of Fun S 
Nuts are for Men Without Balls T 
Pope's Crack T 
Pope's Crack, Direct Finish T 
Primal Scream T 
Raked over the Coles T 
Roof, the T 
Rule Britannia T 
Sonic and the Hot Dog Water S 
Street Sweeper S 
Swept Away T 
T.S. Special T 
Tucker-Powell T 

Echo Rock - South Face Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.02465, -116.15513 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on May 22, 2008
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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.4 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Echo Rock - South Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Echo Rock - South Face:
Pope's Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Pope's Crack, Direct Finish   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
Raked over the Coles   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
British Airways   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Swept Away   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   
London Calling   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Vern at the crux of the route. You can also see St...

Swept Away 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Echo Rock - South Face
Swept Away takes a striking line up the prominent buttress that defines the south end of Echo Rock. Two great pitches mark this climb that goes at a much easier grade than appearances might suggest. P1) Start at the toe of the slabby buttress (right skyline as seen from the parking area) and climb up towards a roof (this first bit is the same as T.S. Special). At the roof turn the corner to the left and climb improbable face past 3 bolts to a bolted hanging belay. P2) Steep smears ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Echo Rock - South Face Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Whew
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeremy Freeman on Swept Away
Jeremy Freeman on Swept Away
Rock Climbing Photo: Bob Horan on Sole Fusion.
Bob Horan on Sole Fusion.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sylvia Mireles on Sole Fusion, Joshua Tree NP.  Ph...
Sylvia Mireles on Sole Fusion, Joshua Tree NP. Ph...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sole Fusion, 5.12-  Photo by Buck Yador
Sole Fusion, 5.12- Photo by Buck Yador
Rock Climbing Photo: Echo Rock-South Face
BETA PHOTO: Echo Rock-South Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Pope's Crack. Photo by Blitzo.
Pope's Crack. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: cat's claw
cat's claw
Rock Climbing Photo: South Face of Echo Rock
BETA PHOTO: South Face of Echo Rock

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