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
23 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Avenger 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
R Trad, 2 pitches
Last Tango 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport, 80'
Up Rope 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Featured Route For 6. Echo Roof
Loose Lips 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a NH
: *Whitehorse Ledge
: 6. Echo Roof
Lean off the block to clip the first bolt. Make a spooky step across the divide and climb past 2 more bolts on very small holds gaining a nice rest and more good pro. Climb down and left to a flake/crack that you will follow up and left to easier climbing and a two bolt anchor. There are two cruxes in my opinion; the bolted section is definitely one of them and also the first part of the flake though not as hard it is challenging (small wires help protect this part). It's a nice 5.10a ...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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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.