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The Alcove

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Carnivore S 
El Nino S 
Geezer S 
Gravity S 
Guillotine, The S 
Pride S 
Right Stuff, The S 
Spam S 
Whippersnapper S 

The Alcove Rock Climbing 

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The Alcove offers slightly overhung routes that tend to have somewhat smaller holds than others of their grade at Echo Cliffs. The Alcove is also home to one of only three crack lines at the crag. The Alcove routes are in the shade in the afternoon, and the routes on the right wall are also in the shade in the morning.

Getting There 

Located uphill and around the corner from the Tower of Zen. The Alcove is 10 - 12 minutes from the Grotto.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Alcove

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Alcove:
The Guillotine   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
El Nino   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Gravity   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Whippersnapper   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Geezer   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Carnivore   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Pride   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For The Alcove
Rock Climbing Photo: Joe W goes for the crux on El Nino.

El Nino 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Alcove
Easy entry moves lead to a steeper headwall. Climb up this wall using sidepulls and flat edges to meet a diagonal crack at mid-route. Follow this to and then climb over the small roof at the top of the wall. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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