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Cool Area. The rock out here is much more finely crystallized than anywhere around Central, and has some patina. Some of the best granite anywhere. The Roof Ranch proper is made up of two formations, each with at least one big roof, all of which face the highway. Some classic and hard Vedauwoo roof cracks reside here.
Drive along the HappyJack highway, which runs north of I-80 and which you can access from I-80 at the summit 15 minutes east of Laramie, and from I-25 a few miles north of Cheyenne. In either case drive to the road marked by mile marker 30, which is down in a little valley. You will see the Roof Ranch. Take the right fork, following the road untill it ends. No easy to describe trail, just walk up to the formations. The dirt road leading back to it is closed from late March to mid May or so, and they do ticket for driving back there, even if the road is bone dry.
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The Sparkling Touch V9 7C WY : Vedauwoo : Roof Ranch
This is one of Vedauwoo's hardest crack problems. Start under the roof, using the inclusion on the left before the start of the crack as a foot. Pull up, establishing yourself in the flared roof with your foot still on the inclusion, and crank out to and over the lip, topping out the slab after the crack peters out. This is a true test of flared jamming abilities, no amount of face climbing will get you up this. Bring tape. ...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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