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Routes in The Alcove

Carnivore S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
El Nino S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Geezer S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Gravity S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Guillotine, The S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Pride S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Right Stuff, The S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Spam S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Whippersnapper S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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Access Issue: Grotto and Lookout closed Details

Description

The Alcove offers slightly overhung routes that tend to have somewhat smaller holds than others of their grade at Echo Cliffs. The Alcove is also home to one of only three crack lines at the crag. The Alcove routes are in the shade in the afternoon, and the routes on the right wall are also in the shade in the morning.

Getting There

Located uphill and around the corner from the Tower of Zen. The Alcove is 10 - 12 minutes from the Grotto.

9 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Alcove

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 137
The Guillotine
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 17
El Nino
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 11
Gravity
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 17
Whippersnapper
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 39
Geezer
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 9
Carnivore
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 11
Pride
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Guillotine
 137
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
El Nino
 17
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Gravity
 11
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Whippersnapper
 17
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Geezer
 39
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Carnivore
 9
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Pride
 11
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
Yeitti
Colorado or sometimes LA
Yeitti   Colorado or sometimes LA
Yes Chapman, people SHOULD NOT Top rope the anchors. In fact, people shouldn't top rope! With that being said, the anchors and all hardware at Echo is 20 years old and could use replacement all around. So Benny Chapman, instead of sitting in the "cheap seats", why don't you do some work and replace some anchors? Mar 23, 2016

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