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Echo Rock Area Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.02283, -116.15688 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 20, 2002
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Description 

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!


Getting There 

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!


Climbing Season



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]
['<=5.6',24],['5.7',33],['5.8',38],['5.9',55],['5.10',129],['5.11',59],['5.12',15],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Echo Rock Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Echo Rock Area:
Double Dip   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   Echo Rock : Echo Rock - West Face
Stichter Quits   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   Echo Rock : Echo Rock - West Face
Fun Stuff   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Echo Cove : Echo Cove - North Side
Bambi Meets Godzilla   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Echo Rock : Echo Rock - East Face
ZZZZZ Direct Start   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Little Hunk - NE Face : Little Hunk - NE Face (Righ...
Pope's Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Echo Rock : Echo Rock - South Face
Touch and Go   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Touch and Go Face
Heart and Sole   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Echo Rock : Echo Rock - West Face
Pope's Crack, Direct Finish   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   Echo Rock : Echo Rock - South Face
The Maneater   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Rusty Wall
EBGB's   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Echo Rock : EBGB Block Area
Physical Graffiti   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 100'   Anasazi Wall
British Airways   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Echo Rock : Echo Rock - South Face
Crime of the Century   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Snickers : Snickers - North Face
Swept Away   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   Echo Rock : Echo Rock - South Face
O'Kelley's Crack   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Rusty Wall
Big Moe   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Echo Cove : Echo Cove - South Side
Misfits   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Echo Cove : Echo Cove - East Side
Wangerbanger   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Rusty Wall
Smear Factor   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Little Hunk - NE Face : Little Hunk - NE Face (Righ...
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Echo Rock Area

Featured Route For Echo Rock Area
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 Area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Joshua Tree sunset, Joshua Tree NP
Joshua Tree sunset, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris on EBGB's Photo by Brent Gonzales
Chris on EBGB's Photo by Brent Gonzales
Rock Climbing Photo: it's not a jug, but...
it's not a jug, but...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ladybug and Yucca bloom, Joshua Tree NP
Ladybug and Yucca bloom, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Fall color near Echo Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
Fall color near Echo Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Echo Rock Area
Echo Rock Area
Rock Climbing Photo: The Echo Rock area as seen from... from elsewhere....
The Echo Rock area as seen from... from elsewhere....
Rock Climbing Photo: New climber sign at Echo Rock parking lot. Photo b...
New climber sign at Echo Rock parking lot. Photo b...
Rock Climbing Photo: Slackin' at Echo Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
Slackin' at Echo Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Echo Rock Canyon looking at Double Dip, Stichter Q...
BETA PHOTO: Echo Rock Canyon looking at Double Dip, Stichter Q...
Rock Climbing Photo: Echo Cove Area, Joshua Tree NP
Echo Cove Area, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Joshua Trees
Joshua Trees
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on R.M.L.
Climber on R.M.L.
Rock Climbing Photo: Echo Cove
Echo Cove
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking out from the top of Echo Cove
Looking out from the top of Echo Cove
Rock Climbing Photo: Going for the wide ... Echo Rock
Going for the wide ... Echo Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Winding road through Joshua Tree
Winding road through Joshua Tree
Rock Climbing Photo: Idyllwild Dome with the Astro Domes and Bed Rock i...
Idyllwild Dome with the Astro Domes and Bed Rock i...
Rock Climbing Photo: Little Rock Candy Mountain
Little Rock Candy Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: The Solarium. Photo by Blitzo.
The Solarium. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Echo Rock Area
Echo Rock Area
Rock Climbing Photo: The Sun Bowl, Joshua Tree NP
The Sun Bowl, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Wash towards the south end of Echo Rock
Wash towards the south end of Echo Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on Flake and Bake
Climber on Flake and Bake

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