Chris on EBGB's Photo by Brent Gonzales
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!
Weather station 9.4 miles from here
308 Total Routes
['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',41],['2 Stars',145],['1 Star',99],['Bomb',6]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Echo Rock Area:
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Misfits 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Echo Cove - East Side
This excellent route lies about 50 feet uphill and right of Effigy Too. Start left and below a large boulder. [Beginning off the boulder and traversing left avoids the first 15+ feet of thin crack]. Up a very thin crack then into a left leaning corner (1st bolt). Continue up until established on face above corner (11a); another bolt protects moves to a horizontal. Head right around the corner then up face past the 3rd and last bolt (10b/c).Lots of varied climbing and cool ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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