Elevation: 4,200 ft
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Shared By: Tony B on Jan 12, 2003
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

This wall is perhaps the closest and most accessible to the parking at Echo Rock. It's southwest aspect is warm and it should be considered when choosing the time of day and year to climb here. The climbing is mixed with a fair number of bolted and gear protected lines, although a few of the bolted lines are not so well protected and are somewhat mis-represented for gear and grade in Vogel's book (i.e. Flake and Bake easier than 5.8, but not protected as well as noted).

The rock here is generally good and routes range from 5.6 to 5.12 in difficulty. There are no "super classics" here but there are some lines worth doing if in the area. The most well recognized of these are: R.M.L. (5.9), Sitting Here in Limbo (5.9), Axe of Dog (5.10a), Out on a Limb (5.10b), C.S. Special (5.10c), Possessed by Elvis (5.10c) & The Riddler (5.12a). There are descents in both directions from the summit and you will generally want to walk off in whatever direction you are closest to.

Getting There

From the main parking lot at Echo Tee, look into the West Face of Echo Rock. The nearest rock at the left side of this entrance is the right most end of South Face of Echo Cove Rocks. If you parked in the optional lot just north of the "tee" parking lot, you are more or less at the left end of it's base (it is just East of you).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Echo Cove - South Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Sabretooth
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 73
Bacon Flake
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 55
Sitting Here in Limbo
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 69
R.M.L.
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Horny Corner
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 60
Axe of Dog
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 57
C.S. Special
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 33
Out on a Limb
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 16
Fear of Dogs
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 16
Fear of God
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
The Riddler
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sabretooth
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Bacon Flake
 73
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Sitting Here in Limbo
 55
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
R.M.L.
 69
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Horny Corner
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Axe of Dog
 60
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
C.S. Special
 57
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Out on a Limb
 33
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Fear of Dogs
 16
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Fear of God
 16
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
The Riddler
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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