Elevation: 5,904 ft
GPS: 40.991, -111.413 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Past User on Sep 3, 2006
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.

99 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
 58
Starlight Express
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 63
Steel Wheels
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 48
Fist Full of Dollars
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 59
Grind and Spark
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 45
Two Stroke Bugaboo
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 52
Dirty Harry
Sport, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 71
The Lowe Route
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 73
Conductor
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 177
Something Must Break
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 128
Pocket Full of Trundles
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 106
Stop that Terrain
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 82
Graffiti Patient
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 48
Way Hammered
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 44
The Pit
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 27
Wicked Bender
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Starlight Express Rdside Crag
 58
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Steel Wheels Rdside Crag
 63
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Fist Full of Dollars Bear Hollow > Bear Hollow Wall
 48
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Grind and Spark Rdside Crag
 59
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Two Stroke Bugaboo Rdside Crag
 45
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Dirty Harry Bear Hollow > Clint Eastwood Wall
 52
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
The Lowe Route Dry Wall
 71
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Conductor Dry Wall
 73
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Something Must Break Dry Wall
 177
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Pocket Full of Trundles Dry Wall
 128
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Stop that Terrain Dry Wall
 106
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Graffiti Patient Dry Wall
 82
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Way Hammered Dry Wall
 48
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Pit Dry Wall
 44
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Wicked Bender Dry Wall
 27
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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