6. Echo Roof Rock Climbing
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.
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.
Weather station 1.8 miles from here
25 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in 6. Echo Roof
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 6. Echo Roof:
Avenger 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
R Trad, 2 pitches
Featured Route For 6. Echo Roof
Future Shock 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c NH
: *Whitehorse Ledge
: 6. Echo Roof
Balance your way up the dike as you will your feet to stick. Hand holds are almost non-existent, and foot work is technical and fun. The bolts are not "sport climb" close, but skidding down the wall isn't dangerous so long as you wear pants. As far as aesthetic lines go, they don't get prettier than this.Pitch 1: Follow the dike described above. You will encounter a slippery crux between the 3rd and 4th bolts. After the crux it eases up slightly, but don't let your guard down. One more quite har...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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.