Elevation: 832 ft
GPS: 44.053, -71.167 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Lee Hansche on Jan 17, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan S, Robert Hall

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.

28 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Echo Roof

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 27
Holy Land (aka "Promised Land")
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 20
Return to Innocence
Trad, Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 16
Relic Hunter
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Ancient Artifacts
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 44
Short Order
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Ladies & Gentlemen
Trad 6 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 6
Full Circle
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 109
Seventh Seal
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 47
Loose Lips
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 28
Sleeping Beauty
Trad 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 63
Ethereal Crack
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 68
Future Shock
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c X
 7
Dunn's Diversion
Trad, TR
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 16
Last Tango
Trad, Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 6
Up Rope
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Holy Land (aka "Promised…
 27
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Return to Innocence
 20
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport
Relic Hunter
 16
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Ancient Artifacts
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Short Order
 44
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Ladies & Gentlemen
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 6 pitches
Full Circle
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Seventh Seal
 109
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Loose Lips
 47
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Sleeping Beauty
 28
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Ethereal Crack
 63
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Future Shock
 68
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Dunn's Diversion
 7
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c X Trad, TR
Last Tango
 16
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Up Rope
 6
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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