Mountain Project Logo

Routes in 6. Echo Roof

Aiwass T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Ancient Artifacts T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Answered Prayers S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Avenger T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Bit's N Pieces T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Carolina Dreamin' T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Dunn's Diversion T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c X
Echo T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Ethereal Crack T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Full Circle T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Future Shock T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Holy Land (aka "Promised Land") T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Ladies & Gentlemen T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Last Tango T,S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Loose Lips T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Man's Best Friend S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Persona T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Relic Hunter T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Return to Innocence T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Seventh Seal T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Short Order T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sleeping Beauty T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Unwanted Guests T,S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Up Rope S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Wizard Of Oz S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Trad, 130 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Kurt Winkler, Shraddah Howard, Drubbha Hein, Sunil Davidson ('00)
Page Views: 1,451 total · 13/month
Shared By: brianmiller on Oct 5, 2008
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Jonathan Steitzer

You & This Route

12 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do

Your Star Rating:

     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:

-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick


This climb starts 25-30 feet to the left of Echo, the 4-pitch climb, at a pin. A very decent climb with fun moves throughout, some of the I-didn't-know-I-could stretch-like-that variety.

Pitch 1: Follow a short depression by slabbing and stemming up to a pin, then to more bolts (with some gear) while trending left and up. You're heading for a two-bolt anchor in a really cool pocket [difficult to see until you get there]; 60-meter ropes, however, will reach the bolts under the roof.

Pitch 2 (optional if you prefer to stop at the pocket, and crux pitch): If you make this into two pitches, follow up past a few solution pockets and bolts to a two-bolt anchor under the roof.


Roughly 10-20 feet to the left of Echo (the climb); but almost directly under the center of the roof; Future Shock lies to the left of this climb another 10-20 feet.


Standard rack. Decent gear. Some bolts and a couple pins. Two-bolt anchors at the end of each pitch.


Robert Hall
North Conway, NH
Robert Hall   North Conway, NH  
Yes ! You do. That pitch described by Handren, with the pin driven up under the 4-inch overlap and (I think there's an old 1/4" bolt on the slab above) is "certainly interesting 5.6 !" Apr 25, 2016
Gini Kramer
North Haven, CT
Gini Kramer   North Haven, CT
Couple of things... the route is called Holy Land, not Promised Land. Also, if you follow the description of the second pitch in the Handren book (going left off the anchor and aiming for a hole where you can place a tricam), you will find yourself on Bulletproof, which is a 5.9. That route eventually hooks up with the second pitch of Holy Land, but if you're expecting 5.6 slab climbing when you start up, you're in for a surprise.

[Double checked with Kurt and changed it. RHall Admin. ] Jul 25, 2013
joshua corbett
Wolfeboro NH
joshua corbett   Wolfeboro NH
Dosn't this start 10 to 20ft left of Relic Hunter not Echo?

Yes, it does. It starts 25-30 ft left of Echo's 2-3" jamcrack. I've made that correction. Thanks Josh. R.Hall NH Admin. Apr 27, 2012

More About Holy Land (aka "Promised Land")

Printer-Friendly Guide