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6. Echo Roof

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Aiwass T,S 
Ancient Artifacts T 
Answered Prayers T,S 
Avenger T 
Bit's N Pieces T,S 
Carolina Dreamin' T,S 
Dunn's Diversion T,TR 
Ethereal Crack T 
Future Shock T 
Ladies & Gentlemen T 
Last Tango T,S 
Loose Lips T 
Man's Best Friend S 
Persona T 
Promised Land T 
Relic Hunter T 
Return to Innocence T,S 
Seventh Seal T 
Short Order T 
Sleeping Beauty T 
Unwanted Guests T,S 
Up Rope S 
Wizard Of Oz S 

6. Echo Roof  


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Description 

Nice climbing from 5.6 to 5.12c. Mostly short 1-2 pitches.

From the Ethereal Buttress to Short Order (near the slabs) is called the Echo Roof Area, named for the huge roof that overhangs the middle of the area. The awesome friction route, Future Shock (5.11a), is all bolted and there are plenty of crack climbs like Ethereal Crack (5.10d) and Seventh Seal (5.10a), even mixed lines like Short Order (5.8+) another testament to the varied terrain you will find at Whitehorse.

Being that the routes are short, most stay shaded and cooler. The approach is only a few minutes, and the crowds seem not to gather here instead sweating their butts off on the slabs.

Getting There 

From the slabs skirt the cliff following a fairly obvious trail. The Echo Roof Area starts at Short Order (5.8+) just after the big dirty gully on the left side of the slabs. Continue walking you will pass under the roof itself and just after you will see Future Shock(5.11a)a distinct left leaning dike. Just beyond this is Ethereal Buttress marked by two cracks topped with a large detached but stable block. Beyond this is Children's Crusade.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.8 miles from here

23 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',4],['5.10',4],['5.11',6],['5.12',4],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 6. Echo Roof:
Relic Hunter   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 80'   
Return to Innocence   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 90'   
Man's Best Friend   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 100'   
Ancient Artifacts   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 80'   
Avenger   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches   
Short Order   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   
Seventh Seal   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 50'   
Loose Lips   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Sleeping Beauty   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   
Ethereal Crack   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 50'   
Future Shock   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches   
Dunn's Diversion   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c X     Trad, TR, 50'   
Last Tango   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 80'   
Up Rope   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
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Featured Route For 6. Echo Roof
Greg Jackson cruxing on Ethereal Crack.  Seventh Seal can be seen just to the right and Dunn's Diversion up the middle.

Ethereal Crack 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  NH : Whitehorse Ledge : 6. Echo Roof
Make a few unprotected moves to a ledge and move left across it to reach the crack. Climb past a couple of pods in the crack to where it gets ridiculously small. "Jam" and friction for about 25 feet to the top of the tiny crack and either escape right or finish left at 5.11a.This climb is easily toproped after leading The Beelzebub Corner....[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By john strand
From: southern colo
Jan 5, 2010
A lot of these climbs are nice on a sunny winter's day. They can dry quickly and stay sunny quite a while.