Echo Rock is the huge dome closest to the parking area and a popular destination with climbers. Due to it's size the dome has been broken into separate areas to more easily navigate the wealth of routes.
Echo Rock is located just east of the Echo Cove formation. By skirting the south end of the Echo Cove formation and walking east, you will run smack dab into Echo Rock. Please stick to designated trails!
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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
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