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Make a few unprotected moves to a ledge. Small cam placements (green Alien/blue TCU) can be found here. Then a little friction will get you to and up the crack. At the top move around the right side of the giant block to the tree and anchors shared with The Ethereal Crack.
This route is easily toproped after leading The Beelzebub Corner.
Just beyond The Echo Roof itself lies a giant leaning flake, The Ethereal Crack Buttress. This route climbs the right of two cracks on the buttress.
Gear to 1", small nuts are very useful.
Me Climbing on Seventh Seal
Another of me
Loran just befor the crux
Kyle heading into Seventh Seal, fall 2011
|By Casey Bald|
Jun 18, 2007
its pretty important to add that even if you are a 5.10 climber the moves to acess the crack are mandatory 5.7 unprotected, there is however a small slot on the traverse ledge that can take a small tri
cam in a horizontal but use caution as even if you do fall above that piece you are looking at a ledge fall.
From: Middletown, RI
Sep 5, 2008
This crack is a lot harder than it looks from the ground. With sharp fingerlocks, long reaches and a run out start this climb really makes you work for it.
From: Cincinnati, OH
Aug 10, 2009
Awesome climb! bring a purple metolius for the first piece and a green alien for a second bomber piece.
don't fondle ethereal crack on your way down!
Aug 10, 2009
Yeah, don't blow those slab moves whatever you do. The gear probably won't help until you get that first finger lock and can set a bomber piece there. The 5.7 slab moves are all there, though, so don't stress, just be careful. Fantastic pitch--I could do it every day and be happy.