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Echo Cove - North Side

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Battle of Britain (aka Penelope Street) 
Chute Up 
Echo Buttress 
Fun Stuff 
Fun with a Gun 
Hang Ten 
Helix 
Hot Knife 
Palm-U-Granite 
Pepasan 
Pigs on the Wing 
Pinky Lee 
Porky Pig 
R. A. F. 
Raging Intensity 
Santa's Little Helpers 
Sound of One Shoe Tapping, The 
Swing Low 
Tofu the Dwarf 
W. A. C. 

Echo Cove - North Side 


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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.


20 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Echo Cove - North Side:
Swing Low   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Fun Stuff   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Sound of One Shoe Tapping   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Pinky Lee   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Pinky Lee (5.11a)

Pinky Lee 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Echo Cove - North Side
Seen from afar as a striking thin crack, closer inspection reveals this to be a mere seam at the start with somewhat marginal protection. Once past the bouldery start the angle relents and the seam widens into a nice finger crack that eats gear and, unfortunately, is over far too quickly. Seldom led due to the committing nature of the crux moves - a fall will likely plant you on the sloping ledge at the base, but easily toproped from the anchors of nearby Swing Low. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Fun Stuff (left) to Pepason (right). Copyright 2003, by Randy V.
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RAF (left) to Hot Knife (right). Copyright 2003, by Randy V.
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A fun day of top-roping in Echo Cove.  The climber on the left is stemming her way up Chute Up.  The climber on the right is on W.A.C.
A fun day of top-roping in Echo Cove. The climber...
Climber rapping off a route left and behind the Ben Dover Wall.
Climber rapping off a route left and behind the Be...
Palm-U-Granite (L) and Hang Ten (R)
BETA PHOTO: Palm-U-Granite (L) and Hang Ten (R)
Pinkey, Pigs, Porky and Hot
Pinkey, Pigs, Porky and Hot
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