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Elevation: 4,200 ft 1,280 m
GPS: 34.02283, -116.15688
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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 Suggest change

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Echo Rock Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 437
Double Dip
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 581
Stichter Quits
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 281
Fun Stuff
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 685
Pope's Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 809
Touch and Go
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 13
ZZZZZ Direct Start
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 367
Heart and Sole
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 117
Pope's Crack, Direct Finish
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 158
EBGB's
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 92
Swept Away
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 364
O'Kelley's Crack
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 239
Big Moe
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 50
Physical Graffiti
Sport 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 259
Wangerbanger
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
 6
Sole Fusion
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Double Dip Echo Rock > Echo Rock - W Face
 437
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Stichter Quits Echo Rock > Echo Rock - W Face
 581
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Fun Stuff Echo Cove > Echo Cove - N Side
 281
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Pope's Crack Echo Rock > Echo Rock - S Face
 685
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Touch and Go Touch & Go Face
 809
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
ZZZZZ Direct Start Little Hunk > Little Hunk - N… > Little Hunk - NE Face…
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Heart and Sole Echo Rock > Echo Rock - W Face
 367
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Pope's Crack, Direct Finish Echo Rock > Echo Rock - S Face
 117
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
EBGB's Echo Rock > EBGB Block Area
 158
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Swept Away Echo Rock > Echo Rock - S Face
 92
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
O'Kelley's Crack Rusty Wall
 364
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Big Moe Echo Cove > Echo Cove - S Side
 239
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad
Physical Graffiti Anasazi Wall
 50
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Wangerbanger Rusty Wall
 259
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Sole Fusion Echo Rock > Echo Rock - S Face
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13 Trad
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