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The Echo Rock Area sees a lot of climber-days. This is not only because it's right there next to Hidden Valley, but because it has a lot of good climbing! It features a number of moderate and classic lines, but it also provides easy access (read: short approaches). A good assortment of face and crack climbs make this one of the most popular areas in the park. Although there is a singular Echo Rock, the entire area, made up of several formations and granite corridors, is usually referred to by the same name. Very much worth a visit!
The Echo Rock Area lies just northeast of the Hidden Valley Campground (Intersection Rock) area. There should be parking available next to the westernmost Echo formation. There have been problems in this area with braided trails. Please try to stick to designated (signed) climbers trails to mitigate this damage!
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Echo Rock Area:
ZZZZZ 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R Trad, 1 pitch, 80' Little Hunk - NE Face : Little Hunk - NE Face (Righ...
Ocean of Night (aka Out to Grunge) 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70' Echo Cove : Echo Cove - South Side
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Touch and Go 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Touch and Go Face
One of the best 5.9 cracks in Joshua Tree. Start out in sustained double finger cracks until the right crack peters out. Continue up left crack as it turns to perfect hands and finishes with a small juggy roof. Belay from a large boulder (gear required) atop the formation. To descend: scramble west through a notch, downclimb into a rock gully and then scramble down the gully (heading east towards Echo Rock) until it opens up and you can make a left back towards your pack. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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