All Locations > California > Joshua Tree Natio… > Echo Rock Area > Echo Cove > Echo Cove - South Side
Avg: 3.6 from 128 votes
|Type:||Trad, 50 ft|
|FA:||(TR) John Bachar, Mike Lechlinski, Mari Gingery, 1980.|
|Page Views:||8,544 total · 47/month|
|Shared By:||Randy on Dec 31, 2002|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis excellent route is located on your right (south) as you walk into the Cove from the parking area. It takes a fairly direct line about 25 feet right of the large right-facing dihedral on the upper portion of the wall (Boulder Dash, 5.9*).
The climb name is "short" for big dynamo or "mo", the technique used by the first ascent party to solve the crux move down low. Though this move is now commonly done statically, shorter people often "pop" for the huge hand hold.
Great climbing from bottom to top on excellent rock.
ProtectionIf you chose to lead this route (you have to do the crux without pro); bring cams 1 to 2 inches for the two horizontals. Though given an "R" rating, it probably is best given an R/X rating as any fall at the crux would be very bad and if you landed wrong....
Most people top-rope this climb (2 bolt anchor on top). The route is rarely lead, but often free soloed.