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Gollum S 
Hanging by a Thread S 
Leviathan S 
Nostalgia S 
Salutations S 
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Swank Nostalgia S 
Trepanation S 
Triple Trouble S 
Ultimate, The S 
Vendetta S 

Roof Area Rock Climbing 

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Administrators: C Miller, Euan Cameron, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 2, 2007


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The Roof Area of the Quarry is home to a variety of fairly long vertical to slightly overhanging routes as well as several that breach the massive roof system which hangs overhead. Routes here range in difficulty from 5.11b-5.13a with most in the 5.12 range.

Recommended routes here include Delirious (5.11b), Nostalgia (5.11c), American Dream (5.11d), Leviathan (5.11d), Swank Nostalgia (5.12a), Vendetta (5.12a), Triple Trouble (5.12b), Hanging by a Thread (5.12c), The Zone (5.12c), Trepanation (5.12c), False Alarm (5.12d), Mojo (5.13a) and The Ultimate (5.13a).

Getting There 

Most easily approached from below via the good trail that leads to the Right of the Roof Area and walking left. It's also possible to hike up the trail at Slab City's right end and then head right past the Left of the Roof Area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',2],['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:
Delirious   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Salutations   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
American Dream   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 4 pitches, 250'   
Nostalgia   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Epiphany   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Leviathan   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Catch 22   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Swank Nostalgia   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 155'   
Vendetta   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Balrog   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Hanging by a Thread   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Trepanation   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 145'   
Critical Mass   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Ultimate   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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