Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Echo Rock - South Face

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Belgian Chongo T 
British Airways T 
Feets Don't Fail Me Now T 
London Calling T 
Moment's Notice T 
My Idea of Fun S 
Nuts are for Men Without Balls T 
Pope's Crack T 
Pope's Crack, Direct Finish T 
Primal Scream T 
Raked over the Coles T 
Roof, the T 
Rule Britannia T 
Sonic and the Hot Dog Water S 
Street Sweeper S 
Swept Away T 
T.S. Special T 
Tucker-Powell T 

Echo Rock - South Face Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 34.02465, -116.15513 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 69,958
Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on May 22, 2008
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]


The south end of Echo Rock is a small area packed with some great routes in a relatively sheltered and sunny location - something to keep in mind on those cold and windy days.

Getting There 

Park in the large gravel lot north of Echo Tee, follow the marked trail past the south face of Echo Cove, and continue on until even with the south end of Echo Rock. From here make a left and work up through boulders to the base of the wall. Plan on about 10 minutes for the approach.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.4 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Echo Rock - South Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Echo Rock - South Face:
Pope's Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Pope's Crack, Direct Finish   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
Raked over the Coles   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
British Airways   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Swept Away   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   
London Calling   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Echo Rock - South Face

Featured Route For Echo Rock - South Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Another one of climbers on British Airways, Pope's...

British Airways 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Echo Rock - South Face
Located on the far right side of Echo Rock, this is the first route right of Pope's Crack and requires a bit of scrambling through talus to reach the base.Start 15' right of Pope's Crack behind a clump of yuccas, and climb the left-facing flared corner with an intermittent crack/seam in it's back (5.10) to it's end - pro is decent but the 1st placement is quite high. Above, continue up a steep slab with two bolts that passes along the right edge of a small roof. The climbing in the upper sectio...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Echo Rock - South Face Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Whew
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeremy Freeman on Swept Away
Jeremy Freeman on Swept Away
Rock Climbing Photo: Bob Horan on Sole Fusion.
Bob Horan on Sole Fusion.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sylvia Mireles on Sole Fusion, Joshua Tree NP.  Ph...
Sylvia Mireles on Sole Fusion, Joshua Tree NP. Ph...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sole Fusion, 5.12-  Photo by Buck Yador
Sole Fusion, 5.12- Photo by Buck Yador
Rock Climbing Photo: Echo Rock-South Face
BETA PHOTO: Echo Rock-South Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Pope's Crack. Photo by Blitzo.
Pope's Crack. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: cat's claw
cat's claw
Rock Climbing Photo: South Face of Echo Rock
BETA PHOTO: South Face of Echo Rock

Comments on Echo Rock - South Face Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!