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Location: 39.60432, -105.65101 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Greg Cameron on Sep 16, 2005
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Roofer Madness ascends the prow of the buttress sh...

Description 

Roofer Madness Wall is the north-facing part of the cirque that includes the east-facing Black Wall. This is trad climbing at its best - similar to the Black Wall, only bigger (800 - 900 feet high). The classic route is Roofer Madness, an 8 pitch 5.11b route that ascends an obvious buttress with a huge roof about midway up.

The best approach is to descend the Black Wall via rappel and then scramble down and east to the north-facing aprons that constitute the lower part of the wall.


Getting There 

Same driving directions as for the Black Wall. Hike to the top of the Black Wall and descend via the Black Wall rappel route.

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Roofer Madness ascends the prow of the buttress shown in this photo.

Roofer Madness 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Roofer Madness Wall
Roofer Madness is the biggest route in the Black Wall area. It ascends the beautiful, north-facing buttress that can be seen from the top of the Black Wall when looking southeast. In fact, most of the route can be seen from this vantage.The route was partly cleaned on rappel in 1990 (only the first two pitches) and both the 1st and most of the 2nd halves of the route were climbed by Greg Cameron and Clare Dunning prior to the first bottom to top ascent by Cameron and Lowe in 1991 or 1992. The u...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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