Chris on EBGB's Photo by Brent Gonzales
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
310 Total Routes
['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',48],['2 Stars',141],['1 Star',99],['Bomb',7]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Echo Rock Area:
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Big Moe 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Echo Cove - South Side
This excellent route is located on your right (south) as you walk into the Cove from the parking area. It takes a fairly direct line about 25 feet right of the large right-facing dihedral on the upper portion of the wall (Boulder Dash, 5.9*). The climb name is "short" for big dynamo or "mo", the technique used by the first ascent party to solve the crux move down low. Though this move is now commonly done statically, shorter people often "pop" for the huge hand hold. Great climbing ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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