Elevation: 4,246 ft
GPS: 34.026, -116.157 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: M Morley on Jun 24, 2002 with improvements by Matt Hagny
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Touch and Go (5.9) is the 3-star classic must-do. However, direct morning sunlight can cause this 5.9 to feel a full grade harder. Vogel lists 6 other routes on the Touch And Go face, ranging from 5.9 to 5.12b/c, none of which see 1/1000 of the traffic of the main attraction.

Getting There

From the "Echo Tee" (where the road branches off to Barker Dam or Hidden Valley Campground), hike north (10 min?) along the wash between Echo Rock (Stichter Quits, Double Dip) and Echo Cove. Touch And Go Face will be on your left (west). Scramble up boulders to get to the base of the routes.

8 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Touch and Go Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 648
Touch and Go
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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The Gold Hunk
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Touch and Go
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Gold Hunk
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
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Routes Mostly Face: Northeast
Sunny Roughly 7am to 8am during high season
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