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.

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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
 329
Double Dip
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 401
Stichter Quits
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 98
Funny Bone
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 197
Fun Stuff
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 100
Bambi Meets Godzilla
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 465
Pope's Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 557
Touch and Go
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 103
Boulder Dash
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 247
Heart and Sole
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 88
Effigy Too
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 94
EBGB's
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 54
Swept Away
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 220
O'Kelley's Crack
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 154
Big Moe
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 146
Wangerbanger
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Double Dip Echo Rock > Echo Rock - W Face
 329
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Stichter Quits Echo Rock > Echo Rock - W Face
 401
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Funny Bone Snickers > Snickers - N Face
 98
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Fun Stuff Echo Cove > Echo Cove - N Side
 197
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Bambi Meets Godzilla Echo Rock > Echo Rock - E Face > Echo Rock - E Face (L…
 100
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Pope's Crack Echo Rock > Echo Rock - S Face
 465
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Touch and Go Touch & Go Face
 557
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Boulder Dash Echo Cove > Echo Cove - S Side
 103
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Heart and Sole Echo Rock > Echo Rock - W Face
 247
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Effigy Too Echo Cove > Echo Cove - E Side
 88
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
EBGB's Echo Rock > EBGB Block Area
 94
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Swept Away Echo Rock > Echo Rock - S Face
 54
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
O'Kelley's Crack Rusty Wall
 220
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Big Moe Echo Cove > Echo Cove - S Side
 154
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad
Wangerbanger Rusty Wall
 146
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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Michael Barkusky
Vancouver, BC
Michael Barkusky   Vancouver, BC
Accidentally (and stupidly !) left my rope at the foot of an unnamed crag just north of the main Echo Rock, on Boxing Day, and only realized halfway to Palm Springs Airport to catch return flight to Vancouver BC. While it would be great to somehow get it back, my highest priority is to not have it remain, litter the park and deteriorate to uselessness in the sun. It is fairly new and not yet that heavily used. It is pale and lime green in color. Would be OK with it being retained for use by NPS or local Boy Scouts etc. I can be contacted at michael_barkusky@telus.net. Dec 27, 2018 · Lost & Found