Description

Echo Cove has a mix of bolted face and traditional cracks. The access is easy, the climbing is good, and the crowds are heavy. Lots of opportunity for toproping.

Bartlett describes this area as "North Echo Cove Rock - South Face."

Routes listed from left to right:

Fun with a Gun (5.8)
Fun Stuff (5.8)
Echo Buttress (5.10b TR)
Raging Intensity (5.8)
Chute Up (5.2)
The Sound of One Shoe Tapping (5.8)
W. A. C. (5.8)
Helix (5.2)
Pepasan (5.9)
Helium (5.10b)

An easy gully between and then

Battle of Britain (aka Penelope Street) (5.10b)
R. A. F. (5.9)
Swing Low (5.7)
Pinky Lee (5.10d)
Pigs on the Wing (5.11b)
Porky Pig (5.11b TR)
Hot Knife (5.10a)
Tofu the Dwarf (5.9)
Palm-U-Granite (5.7)
Hang Ten (5.9)
Santa's Little Helpers (5.10d)
Another Swain Solo (5.7)
Alien Life Form Arete (5.11a R)

Getting There

Drive past the Hidden Valley Campground, turn left at the sign for the Desert Queen Ranch, and park in the obvious, large lot on the right. Alternatively, drive past that lot and park in the pullout on the west end of the cove. Either follow the wash towards Echo Rock proper and scramble over boulders into the east end of the Cove, or (preferred) just walk into the west end.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Echo Cove - North Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 142
Swing Low
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 85
The Sound of One Shoe Tapping
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 197
Fun Stuff
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Raging Intensity
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 81
R. A. F.
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Echo Buttress
TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 61
Pinky Lee
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Swing Low
 142
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
The Sound of One Shoe Tapping
 85
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Fun Stuff
 197
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Raging Intensity
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
R. A. F.
 81
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Echo Buttress
 13
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Pinky Lee
 61
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
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