intermediate climbs and first leads.
The general store in the Echo Chalet
lodge has surprisingly good prices for beer and wine.
Echo Lakes on Supertopo, Mountain
The climbing at Echo Lakes is
along a long ridgeline on
the northeast side of lower Echo Lake and includes Flagpole Peak. There
is both trad and sport climbing here, but very little in the way of top
roping (Berkeley Camp
is nearby, and
offers easy access top roping). There are several hundred routes here,
so there is very little in the way of crowding. Most of the routes, if
not all receive afternoon sun. Since they face west, they will have
melted out before some of the north facing routes at much lower
Echo Lakes Pictures
- From Meyers head south
on 89. You will see a large pullout just past
the Big Meadow trailhead parking area on the left side of the road. The
trail heads off perpendicularly and then crosses the Rim
Trail. After crossing a creek it gets rather steep. The approach
takes about 20-30 minutes.