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Echo Cove - North Side

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Battle of Britain (aka Penelope Street) T 
Chute Up T 
Echo Buttress TR 
Fun Stuff T 
Fun with a Gun T 
Hang Ten T 
Helix T 
Hot Knife T 
Palm-U-Granite T 
Pepasan T 
Pigs on the Wing T 
Pinky Lee T 
Porky Pig TR 
R. A. F. T 
Raging Intensity T 
Santa's Little Helpers T 
Sound of One Shoe Tapping, The T 
Swing Low S 
Tofu the Dwarf T 
W. A. C. T 
White Fang T 

Echo Cove - North Side Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.02489, -116.1578 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Mark J. Nelson on Nov 5, 2002
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Description 

Echo Cove has a mix of bolted face and traditional cracks. The access is easy, the climbing is good, and the crowds are heavy. Lots of opportunity for toproping.

Bartlett describes this area as "North Echo Cove Rock - South Face."

Routes listed from left to right:

Fun with a Gun (5.8)
Fun Stuff (5.8)
Echo Buttress (5.10b TR)
Raging Intensity (5.8)
Chute Up (5.2)
The Sound of One Shoe Tapping (5.8)
W. A. C. (5.8)
Helix (5.2)
Pepasan (5.9)
Helium (5.10b)

An easy gully between and then

Battle of Britain (aka Penelope Street) (5.10b)
R. A. F. (5.9)
Swing Low (5.7)
Pinky Lee (5.10d)
Pigs on the Wing (5.11b)
Porky Pig (5.11b TR)
Hot Knife (5.10a)
Tofu the Dwarf (5.9)
Palm-U-Granite (5.7)
Hang Ten (5.9)
Santa's Little Helpers (5.10d)
Another Swain Solo (5.7)
Alien Life Form Arete (5.11a R)

Getting There 

Drive past the Hidden Valley Campground, turn left at the sign for the Desert Queen Ranch, and park in the obvious, large lot on the right. Alternatively, drive past that lot and park in the pullout on the west end of the cove. Either follow the wash towards Echo Rock proper and scramble over boulders into the east end of the Cove, or (preferred) just walk into the west end.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.4 miles from here

21 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',3],['5.8',5],['5.9',4],['5.10',3],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Echo Cove - North Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Echo Cove - North Side:
Swing Low   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Fun Stuff   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Sound of One Shoe Tapping   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Echo Buttress   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Photos of Echo Cove - North Side Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Pinkey, Pigs, Porky and Hot
Pinkey, Pigs, Porky and Hot
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Climber rapping off a route left and behind the Be...
Rock Climbing Photo: Playing around
Playing around
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo/topo for Echo Cove - North Side, Joshua Tree...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Palm-U-Granite (L) and Hang Ten (R)
BETA PHOTO: Palm-U-Granite (L) and Hang Ten (R)
Rock Climbing Photo: A fun day of top-roping in Echo Cove.  The climber...
A fun day of top-roping in Echo Cove. The climber...
Rock Climbing Photo: Echo Cove-North. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Echo Cove-North. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: RAF (left) to Hot Knife (right). Copyright 2003, b...
BETA PHOTO: RAF (left) to Hot Knife (right). Copyright 2003, b...
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun Stuff (left) to Pepason (right). Copyright 200...
BETA PHOTO: Fun Stuff (left) to Pepason (right). Copyright 200...

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