Elevation: 5,904 ft
GPS: 40.9911, -111.4132
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Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane
Access Issue: Echo Canyon Seasonal Closure: Jan. 1 - second Saturday in April Details

Description

The known climbing in Echo Canyon occurs on the north side of I-80 on mainly southwest through southeast facing walls. Echo Canyon offers fun, bolt protected cobble climbing. It is very similar to Maple Canyon, and is essentially the same rock unit that hosts routes in City Creek Canyon in Salt Lake City. Pockets, slopers, crimps and jugs yield highly enjoyable climbing. Echo is a popular after work crag for Ogden, Salt Lake City, and Park City climbers.

Getting There


Directions from SLC:

From Salt Lake City follow I-80 east to Echo Canyon. After entering Echo Canyon take the first off-ramp exit (exit 169) and cross north under I-80 to the frontage road (E Echo Canyon Road) on the north side of the freeway. Start your mileage as soon as you turn RIGHT (heading east-northeast).

0.1 miles - The Pierced Nipple (tower), aka Monument Rock
2.0 miles - Mill Canyon - Choss Cave
2.5 miles - Railroadside Crag (just past two railroad buildings)
2.7 miles - Bear Hollow - Clint Eastwood Wall & Bear Hollow Wall
2.9 miles - The Dry Wall
3.2 miles - Roadside Crag
3.6 miles - Bull Hollow - Asia

Directions from Evanston:

From Evanston follow I-80 west and take exit 178. Start your mileage as soon as you cross the freeway overpass.

7.0 miles - Bull Hollow - Asia
7.4 miles - Roadside Crag
7.7 miles - Dry Wall
7.9 miles - Bear Hollow - Clint Eastwood Wall & Bear Hollow Wall
8.1 miles - Railroadside Crag
8.6 miles - Mill Canyon - Choss Cave
10.5 miles - The Pierced Nipple (tower), aka Monument Rock

Thanks to John Ross for the mileages.

100 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Echo Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 75
Starlight Express
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 77
Steel Wheels
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 65
Grind and Spark
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 52
Two Stroke Bugaboo
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 62
Dirty Harry
Sport, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 97
The Lowe Route
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 78
The Precious
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 90
Conductor
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 215
Something Must Break
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 162
Pocket Full of Trundles
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 140
Stop that Terrain
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 113
Graffiti Patient
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 64
Way Hammered
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 59
The Pit
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 32
Wicked Bender
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Starlight Express Rdside Crag
 75
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Steel Wheels Rdside Crag
 77
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Grind and Spark Rdside Crag
 65
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Two Stroke Bugaboo Rdside Crag
 52
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Dirty Harry Bear Hollow > Clint Eastwood Wall
 62
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
The Lowe Route Dry Wall
 97
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Precious Dry Wall
 78
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Conductor Dry Wall
 90
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Something Must Break Dry Wall
 215
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Pocket Full of Trundles Dry Wall
 162
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Stop that Terrain Dry Wall
 140
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Graffiti Patient Dry Wall
 113
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Way Hammered Dry Wall
 64
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Pit Dry Wall
 59
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Wicked Bender Dry Wall
 32
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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