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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 
Echo T 
Ethereal Crack T 
Full Circle T 
Future Shock T 
Holy Land (aka "Promised Land") T 
Ladies & Gentlemen T 
Last Tango T,S 
Loose Lips T 
Man's Best Friend S 
Persona 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 Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: lee hansche on Jan 17, 2007

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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

25 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 6. Echo Roof

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 6. Echo Roof:
Holy Land (aka "Promised Land")   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 130'   
Return to Innocence   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 90'   
Relic Hunter   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 80'   
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   
Full Circle   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Ladies & Gentlemen   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 400'   
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   
Ethereal Crack   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 50'   
Future Shock   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches   
Dunn's Diversion   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c X     Trad, TR, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Greg Jackson cruxing on Ethereal Crack.  Seventh S...

Ethereal Crack 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  New Hampshire : *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 New Hampshire

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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.

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