All Locations > California > Joshua Tree Natio… > Echo Rock Area > Echo Rock > Echo Rock - South Face
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|Type:||Trad, 170 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Dave Evans and Randy Vogel, November 1977|
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|Shared By:||C Miller on Jul 5, 2002|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionP1) Start at the toe of the slabby buttress (right skyline as seen from the parking area) and climb up towards a roof (this first bit is the same as T.S. Special. At the roof turn the corner to the left and climb improbable face past 3 bolts to a bolted hanging belay.
P2) Steep smears lead off the belay to a bolt, after which comes the crux- a balance move to a right facing flake. Continue up the flake past a fixed pin and some gear placements to a bolted anchor/rap.
Although possible to do in a single pitch if mindful of rope drag, this is best done in two. A hanging belay midway allows one to enjoy the desert from a unique perspective and contemplate the wild-looking crux pitch above. A single rope rap (100') from the top with a 60 meter rope will get you back to terra firma.