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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'
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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Swept Away 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 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
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