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A Gentlehoe S 
Back in the Day S 
Black Streak TR 
Buffy S 
El Jefe S 
El Rancho  S 
Handcrack Corner T 
Huffy S 
La Cantina S 
Peer Pressure S 
Sweatpants in Public  S 

Roof Area Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: eDixon on May 27, 2006

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This is named for the obvious, large roof that looms over this section of the wall. This area has mostly 5.12 - 5.13s. It has one of the highest concentrations of difficult routes in Durango.

Getting There 

Follow the approach trail into the canyon. Hike past the Canyon Entrance area, and look for the very obvious, large roof.

Climbing Season

For the Cascade Canyon area.

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Roof Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Roof Area:
Handcrack Corner   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
A Gentlehoe   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
La Cantina   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
El Rancho    5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Huffy   5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Buffy   5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
El Jefe   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Sweatpants in Public    5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Sweatpants in Public 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a  CO : Durango : ... : Roof Area
Sweatpants is a big, steep monster of a route climbing out the center of the Roof Wall on the best section of stone (with one 8 foot section of junk). The first portion of the route is characterized by hard boulder problems separated by easier climbing with a the hardest guarding a big rest at the 50 foot mark. From here, the route gets much steeper, and it's a thuggy, 20 foot power endurance race to the chains.Sweatpants will also test one's powers of beta memory and technical trickery....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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