The Witches Rock Climbing
Drive towards The Witches passing Echo town rather...
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It is secluded and quite exposed to the sun, but it is also prone to cool breezes and some tower routes are north facing. Obvious distractions as with the more popular known climbs in Echo Canyon are noisy railroad, freeway sounds, and of course, the incessant shooting....and in most cases, this is A classic example of a place with weapons in the wrong hands.
The rock is conglomerate and will clean up with more traffic as more people become attracted to this unique climbing area of short free standing towers.
From I-84/I-80 take exit 169 for the little town of Echo as for all the other Echo Canyon climbs. Turn LEFT toward Echo and drive 2.1 miles north through Echo toward Henefer. The Witches are even marked courtesy of the town of Echo and are quite obvious on the east side of the road. A convenient turn out and parking spot is found just 100m north of the Witches sign.
Please close the gate behind you when you access this area. If not, the horses will run loose out onto the tracks or road.
Climbing Season For the Echo Canyon area.
Weather station 2.3 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For The Witches
Skinny Witch 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a UT
: Echo Canyon
: The Witches
Skinny Witch has better more intact cobbles, and though still a dirty girl for the moment, holds promise for future parties tasting her witches brew. You really feel like you are on top of a tower on this one, as indeed you are! If her dirty nature is intimidating, silver jug handles (A0) are in ready abundance.Just up hill and to the east about 35m from Wicked Witch, you will find the skinny one.Pitch #1: Climb up the monster holds past frequent dirty indiscretions to some puzzling final ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
The Witches viewed from the broomstick.
The Witches from the road, 5 minute approach time
On top of the third bolted tower at the Witches. I...
By Tristan Higbee
Jan 5, 2012
I visited this place a couple months ago and thought it was really neat. In addition to the two towers mentioned here on MP, there's a third bolted tower near the Skinny Witch. It had one protection bolt at a bulge and a bomber two-bolt anchor on top. Seemed to be about 5.6ish. Short but still fun.
By James Garrett
May 31, 2012
Kris Pietryga and I also climbed this after spotting the single bolt. After arriving on top, we found no anchors. We placed the two-bolt anchor to rappel down. Other history unknown.