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Echo Rock - South Face

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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  


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Location: 34.02465, -116.15513 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on May 22, 2008
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Description 

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 Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',6],['5.11',4],['5.12',2],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Echo Rock - South Face:
Sonic and the Hot Dog Water   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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'   
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Featured Route For Echo Rock - South Face
Vern at the crux of the route. You can also see <a href='/v/street-sweeper/106623020'>Street Sweeper</a> (5.12a; joins in from below left); <a href='/v/my-idea-of-fun/106703074'>My Idea of Fun</a> (5.12d; takes the horizontal dike ending where Swept Away does); Sole Fusion (5.12b/c; the upper diagonal dike); and yes, <a href='/v/raked-over-the-coles/105722638'>Raked over the Coles</a> (5.10d/11a, the straight, left-hand crack down and left). Copyright 2003, by Randy V.

Swept Away 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Echo Rock - South Face
Swept Away takes a striking line up the prominent buttress that defines the south end of Echo Rock. Two great pitches mark this climb that goes at a much easier grade than appearances might suggest. P1) Start at the toe of the slabby buttress (right skyline as seen from the parking area) and climb up towards a roof (this first bit is the same as T.S. Special). At the roof turn the corner to the left and climb improbable face past 3 bolts to a bolted hanging belay. P2) Steep smears ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Jeremy Freeman on <a href='/v/swept-away/105721894'>Swept Away</a>
Jeremy Freeman on Swept Away
Bob Horan on Sole Fusion.
Bob Horan on Sole Fusion.
Sole Fusion, 5.12-  Photo by Buck Yador
Sole Fusion, 5.12- Photo by Buck Yador
South Face of Echo Rock
BETA PHOTO: South Face of Echo Rock
Pope's Crack. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Pope's Crack.
Photo by Blitzo.
Echo Rock-South Face
BETA PHOTO: Echo Rock-South Face

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