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Echo Rock Area 


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.0254, -116.1568 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, Adam Stackhouse, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
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!


306 Total Routes


['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',40],['2 Stars',145],['1 Star',97],['Bomb',7]
['<=5.6',20],['5.7',29],['5.8',26],['5.9',44],['5.10',117],['5.11',53],['5.12',13],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Echo Rock Area:
Double Dip   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   Echo Rock : Echo Rock - West Face
Stichter Quits   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   Echo Rock : Echo Rock - West Face
Bambi meets Godzilla   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Echo Rock : Echo Rock- East Face
Fun Stuff   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Echo Cove : Echo Cove - North Side
Touch and Go   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Touch and Go Face
ZZZZZ   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Little Hunk - NE Face : Little Hunk - NE Face (Righ...
Pope's Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Echo Rock : Echo Rock - South Face
Heart and Sole   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Echo Rock : Echo Rock - West Face
Forbidden Paradise   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Echo Rock : Echo Rock - West Face
Pope's Crack, Direct Finish   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 130'   Echo Rock : Echo Rock - South Face
Ocean of Night (aka Out to Grunge)   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Echo Cove : Echo Cove - South Side
O'Kelley's Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Rusty Wall
EBGB's   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Echo Rock : EBGB Block Area
Misfits   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Echo Cove : Echo Cove - East Side
Swept Away   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   Echo Rock : Echo Rock - South Face
Big Moe   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Echo Cove : Echo Cove - South Side
British Airways   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Echo Rock : Echo Rock - South Face
Physical Graffiti   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 100'   Anasazi Wall
Crime of the Century   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Snickers : Snickers - North Face
Wangerbanger   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Rusty Wall
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Featured Route For Echo Rock Area
Pope's Crack <br />Photo by Bob Gaines

Pope's Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Echo Rock - South Face
Starting from boulders climb the prominent finger/hand crack in a flared right-facing corner which slowly arches up and left passing along the left side of a small roof. A little ways past the roof set a high piece and then downclimb left along a dike to gain another crack system which is followed to the top. Three stars out of five.To descend work down and right from the top to rappel anchors atop British Airways....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Butterfly on Marigold. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Butterfly on Marigold.
Photo by Blitzo.
Joshua Tree sunset, Joshua Tree NP
Joshua Tree sunset, Joshua Tree NP
Ladybug and Yucca bloom, Joshua Tree NP
Ladybug and Yucca bloom, Joshua Tree NP
Fall color near Echo Rock. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Fall color near Echo Rock.
Photo by Blitzo.
The Sun Bowl, Joshua Tree NP
The Sun Bowl, Joshua Tree NP
Slackin' at Echo Rock. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Slackin' at Echo Rock.
Photo by Blitzo.
The Echo Rock area as seen from... from elsewhere.  Photo by Tony Bubb, 3/04.
The Echo Rock area as seen from... from elsewhere....
Echo Cove Area, Joshua Tree NP
Echo Cove Area, Joshua Tree NP
Echo Rock Area
Echo Rock Area
Climber on R.M.L.
Climber on R.M.L.
Echo Rock Area
Echo Rock Area
Joshua Trees
Joshua Trees
Echo Rock Canyon looking at Double Dip, Stichter Quits and EBGB's
BETA PHOTO: Echo Rock Canyon looking at Double Dip, Stichter Q...
New climber sign at Echo Rock parking lot. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
New climber sign at Echo Rock parking lot.
Photo b...
Echo Cove
Echo Cove
The Solarium. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
The Solarium.
Photo by Blitzo.
Going for the wide ... Echo Rock
Going for the wide ... Echo Rock
Looking out from the top of Echo Cove
Looking out from the top of Echo Cove
Idyllwild Dome with the Astro Domes and Bed Rock in the distance, Joshua Tree NP
Idyllwild Dome with the Astro Domes and Bed Rock i...
Winding road through Joshua Tree
Winding road through Joshua Tree
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Scott Cosgrove on the FA of Sun Bowl (5.13a), Joshua Tree NP. Photo by Phil Bard.
Scott Cosgrove on the FA of Sun Bowl (5.13a), Josh...
Wash towards the south end of Echo Rock
Wash towards the south end of Echo Rock
The Sun Bowl, Joshua Tree NP
The Sun Bowl, Joshua Tree NP
Climber on Flake and Bake
Climber on Flake and Bake
it's not a jug, but...
it's not a jug, but...
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