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The Dry Wall is the most popular crag in Echo Canyon. It faces southeast and offers afternoon shade with fun, convenient climbing. Expect a grueling 20 second approach from the road. The wall is very tall and its long gently overhanging nature protects the routes from rain during all but the most intense storms.

Getting There

2.95 miles up the frontage road (E Echo Canyon Road) from where you turn right onto the frontage road after passing under the freeway. Look for the obvious parking on the south side shoulder of the frontage road.

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Spencer Anderson
Fort Collins, CO
Spencer Anderson   Fort Collins, CO
Anyone know the name and grade of the link up that starts on Graffiti Patient and ends on Stop That Train? Sep 4, 2009
chongo pantz
park city, ut
chongo pantz   park city, ut
Hey people, lost my wedding ring at the Dry Wall 2/14/11. Good karma and beer if anyone finds it.
Feb 15, 2011
Jeremy Steck
Salt Lake City, UT
Jeremy Steck   Salt Lake City, UT
Most of the routes here are fixed. Also, most of the anchors have biners on them for everyone's convenience. Please don't take the biners, they are not there because someone bailed from the anchors! Sep 17, 2011
Mark Lewis
Salt Lake City, Utah
Mark Lewis   Salt Lake City, Utah
Does anyone have more info on The Lowe Route 5.10c? It's listed on the inaccurate photo topo, but isn't listed as a route in MP. It's a fun climb and would be cool if we could add it to MP's database. Jul 17, 2012
Jerome Sharpe
Wanship, UT
Jerome Sharpe   Wanship, UT
Found some gear on the log bench, 8/3/2013. Identify and claim and I'll get it to you. Jerry, 801 - 524 - 7051 Aug 4, 2013
Murphski Adams
Murphski Adams   SLC, UT
The fixed draws look very suspect right now. The dogbones on the draws bake in the sun in the morning and are very faded. I would like to replace the ones on the 12a "Stop That Train" with chain. Also the 'biners that take the most falls seem very worn (I removed the carabiner at the crux of "STT" because it seems to have a nice sharp edge.) I think the whole cliff could use an upgrade to steel hardware. Until this happens I recommend clipping your own draws. Jul 13, 2014
Jerome Sharpe
Wanship, UT
Jerome Sharpe   Wanship, UT
Anybody know names/grades of the routes on the wall east of the Dry Wall? A short bushwhack up a game trail gets you to them, but can't find any beta. Dec 7, 2014
greg t
Chevy, Silverado
greg t   Chevy, Silverado

I was climbing at the Dry Wall today (12/8/14). This trap was discovered at the base of the cliff, in the overhang on the left hand side. Roughly between the start of J.J. Memorial and The Pit. My friend’s dog got her leg caught in the trap. It was elaborately set up with a feathery bate set up on a fishing line above the trap that was buried under some loose soil. The trap was attached to a deeply dug chain anchor. The dog was injured and a lot of pain, but seems like she’ll be ok.
The intent of this trap is very puzzling. It was obviously set up by someone who knew what they were doing. But the location of the trap would make it seem that it might possibly be set up with malicious intent towards the climbers that use that area, because the dry wall is an obvious high traffic area. Anyone looking to trap coyotes or bobcat would most likely choose a wiser location away from the road and human traffic.. or simply, dont ever underestimate the ignorance of some people. Dec 8, 2014
bheller   SL UT
Wow. Knowing context of the location of that trap, this is perplexing indeed. It seems to me that trapping (esp. in this area) is a old and dying endeavor. Soo 19th century! Perhaps it was set by an old timer who appreciates the roadside parking and zero approach trapping that only the dry wall can offer. Perhaps he has no idea about the climbing... I'm really glad the dog was okay! I've walked barefoot in that area more times than I can count. Hopefully you took the trap and disposed of it- "Damn! Lost another trap!" seems like the only practical deterrent in a case like this. Dec 8, 2014
We all need to speak/vote our mind and get rid of this arcane and cruel practice! You can get better isolation from old soda bottles. Why be greedy and perpetuate needles suffering for the Chinese where most of the fur is now sent. Dec 9, 2014
Ken Noyce
Layton, UT
Ken Noyce   Layton, UT
Just as an FYI, nearly all the draws on the dry wall now have steel biners and newish dogbones. There are still a couple of aluminum biners on JJ Memorial and Crazy Train, and one aluminum biner on Way Hammered, but other than those everything is steel. Sep 15, 2016
cboss   SLC, UT
My wife left a sweater at Dry Wall mid-November 2016. Black/dark blue "Free People". IM if you have seen it. Dec 18, 2016
The Dry Wall is included in this ECHO CANYON closure in effect Jan 1-2nd Saturday of April every year to protect big game wildlife.

ACCESS ALERT: ECHO CANYON Climbing Areas (including the Dry Wall) are CLOSED until April 8th, 2017. The entire property is annually closed January 1st to the second Saturday in April. Please respect this closure so that climbers don't loose access the rest of the year.

The main reason for the seasonal closure on the Henefer-Echo WMA is to protect wintering big game wildlife populations (primarily deer and elk) from disturbances during the winter months. This is DNR land that is managed for fish and wildlife. When the animals are disturbed during the closure time, it can cause the animals to use up more of their fat reserves and, depending upon the winter, it can contribute to them not surviving.

The cliffs along the frontage roads along I-80 and I-84, are sometimes used by nesting golden eagles, peregrine falcons and other raptors which could be disturbed by climbers in the vicinity as well. Mar 18, 2017
J Saarela
Park City
J Saarela   Park City
Be sure to check for ticks when you get home. Found a few crawling around on our bags. Apr 23, 2018
I left a pair of women’s solutions size 37.5 at Dry Wall today. Did any one pick them up? Thanks! Dani 541-829-1695 May 13, 2018
If you find a single sportiva genius at the base of something must break 11a, please let me know! Jun 23, 2018