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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 Direct Start 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13 Trad Little Hunk - NE Face : Little Hunk - NE Face (Righ...
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Heart and Sole 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Echo Rock - West Face
Fun and varied climbing past bolts which weaves around a small roof/overlap then heads into a shallow right-facing corner/flake to the top of the flake where you'll find bolted belay anchors; single rope rappel from anchors to the ground. Three stars out of five. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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