Echo Rock Area Rock Climbing
Butterfly on Marigold. Photo by Blitzo.
The Echo Rock Area sees a lot of climber-days. This is not only because it's right there next to Hidden Valley, but because it has a lot of good climbing! It features a number of moderate and classic lines, but it also provides easy access (read: short approaches). A good assortment of face and crack climbs make this one of the most popular areas in the park. Although there is a singular Echo Rock, the entire area, made up of several formations and granite corridors, is usually referred to by the same name. Very much worth a visit!
The Echo Rock Area lies just northeast of the Hidden Valley Campground (Intersection Rock) area. There should be parking available next to the westernmost Echo formation. There have been problems in this area with braided trails. Please try to stick to designated (signed) climbers trails to mitigate this damage!
Weather station 9.5 miles from here
357 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',53],['2 Stars',156],['1 Star',125],['Bomb',9]
Classic Climbing Routes in Echo Rock Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Echo Rock Area:
Featured Route For Echo Rock Area
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
Joshua Tree sunset, Joshua Tree NP
Chris on EBGB's Photo by Brent Gonzales
Ladybug and Yucca bloom, Joshua Tree NP
Fall color near Echo Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
The Echo Rock area as seen from... from elsewhere....
New climber sign at Echo Rock parking lot. Photo b...
Slackin' at Echo Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Echo Rock Canyon looking at Double Dip, Stichter Q...
Echo Cove Area, Joshua Tree NP
Looking out from the top of Echo Cove
Going for the wide ... Echo Rock
Winding road through Joshua Tree
Idyllwild Dome with the Astro Domes and Bed Rock i...
Little Rock Candy Mountain
The Solarium. Photo by Blitzo.
The Sun Bowl, Joshua Tree NP
Wash towards the south end of Echo Rock
Climber on Flake and Bake
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