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 9.4 miles from here
307 Total Routes
['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',40],['2 Stars',147],['1 Star',96],['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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O'Kelley's Crack 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Rusty Wall
A gnarly 5.11 boulder problem start (cupped hands or fists and awkward tight fingers, can be aided) leads to stellar 5.10 hands up a gorgeous vertical wall. This route is as good as the best desert splitters and is on some of the best rock in jtree. In my opinion, the best route in the park by a signifigant margin and one of the best routes anywhere....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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