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By Tyler Smith
From Buena Park
Oct 8, 2011
Walking through Echo Cove looking for a good climb.

I was thinking about going to Echo Cliffs next weekend and was curious how the moderate(5.8-10a) routes are. Has anyone been there recently and if so how was it? Any route suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


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By J.J
Oct 8, 2011

The guillotine(check spelling?) is 10b but not bad at all. It's the only route I've done at echo that has made me get that awesome post-climb satisfaction. Or head over to hueco wall if you want a forearm burn after all the 10s there!


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By Benjamin Chapman
From Small Town, USA
Oct 8, 2011
old 1/4" bolt.

Tyler....Echo Cliffs is an awesome area for moderate sport climbing. Try these:
Intellitoys (5.9) voted one of the best routes of 2010 by R&I
Casey at The Bat (5.10b)
Irish Car Bomb (5.10c)
B-Line (510a) ..careful of the sting at the end.
Golden Years (5.9)
Tea Bag (5.10c)
Bushwhacked (5.9)
Head wound (5.9)
The Serpent (5.10a)
Spiderman (5.10a)
Lowrider (5.10b)
Wonder woman (5.10c)
Oolong (510a)
Welcome to Echo (5.10a)

The weather is awesome and if you don't object to the 30 min hike, you'll have a great time. Remember the rock at Echo Cliffs isn't granite, so it can be chossy.


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By Tyler Smith
From Buena Park
Oct 8, 2011
Walking through Echo Cove looking for a good climb.

Benjamin, thanks for all the info. Do you know of any camping close to Echo Cliffs?


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By Benjamin Chapman
From Small Town, USA
Oct 8, 2011
old 1/4" bolt.

Tyler......you might try the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area website regarding camping. There may be camping at Circle X Ranch? There are campsites along PCH (Pacific Coast Hwy) at Leo Carillo State Park near Malibu, but it isn't that close, maybe 8 -10 miles away via Decker Cyn Road.


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By Xan Calonne
From Studio City, Ca
Oct 8, 2011

guillotine is a fun, trad-like climb (if that makes any sense) and i'll give a big +1 for intellitoys, super sustained at the grade, super fun. if you have Louie Anderson's sport climbing in the santa monica's then you will be set. Echo is definitely worth the trip; an additional bonus is that it is quite easy to tell when you are off route as the holds will crumble like chalk in your hands. best, xan


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By Ryan Kelly
From work.
Oct 10, 2011
My kinda simian

If you're going to make the hike in to Echo I'd recommend taking an emergency kit. Put in at least three (3) subway sandwiches (12") and waterproof matches. Do NOT toss out the wrappers. Have fun.


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By J.J
Oct 10, 2011

Ryan Kelly wrote:
If you're going to make the hike in to Echo I'd recommend taking an emergency kit. Put in at least three (3) subway sandwiches (12") and waterproof matches. Do NOT toss out the wrappers. Have fun.

+1


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