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The Spice Roof

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The Spice Roof Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.32138, -105.21228 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Michael Walker on Nov 19, 2007

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A quaint area above the Monster Boulder that appears to have gained a following through the years. The area is split into two parts, the Spice Roof proper on the right, which is the landmark namesake and beacon for finding the area, and the Left Roof Band, where everyone climbs. There are routes up the Spice Roof proper, but they tend to be high and dangerous as the roof is the poorer, friable quality found on the "undersides" of some of the Dakota formations. Contrast this to the Left Roof Band with it's perfect stone, perfect landings, perfect body length roof, and perfect flat sunbathing rock overlooking the landing zone to soak in the climbers, the scene and the ambiance. No wonder this spot is getting popular.

This is a great spot to start or end your day.

Getting There 

The easiest way to locate this area is to find the Monster Boulder as it sits right on the main trail. Once at the Monster Boulder, look uphill (east) and locate a large roof shooting off the upper ridge. Walk uphill passing a large boulder on the right, and find yourself under the Spice Roof. Make sure your health insurance policy is paid up and climb the roof, or walk 15 feet left to the Left Roof Band, like everybody else.

Climbing Season

For the Carter Lake area.

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Spice Roof

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Spice Roof:
The Seam   V2 5+     Boulder   
The Seam 2   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   
Power and Balance aka Undercling   V5 6C     Boulder, 16'   
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Featured Route For The Spice Roof
Rock Climbing Photo: The Seam (V2)

The Seam V2 5+  CO : Fort Collins : ... : The Spice Roof
This is THE route of the area, oh so obvious, oh so good. It doesn't get much better than this.Start under the roof where the first crux is climbing the initial wall without getting mice piss or poo on your hands (for a "clean" ascent - ahem) at the hand traverse at the base of the roof. Reach out and grab the lip. Prevent swing and fire for the choice edges higher. Pull over the roof and fire for the exquisite flakes along the Seam. Enjoy the ride to the top on some of the nicest flakes you'll ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: Spice Roof from the trail.
BETA PHOTO: Spice Roof from the trail.

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By Connor Timms
From: Grand Junction, CO
Dec 29, 2012
The holds under the roof are covered in mouse pee and poop. If you are going to climb, make sure you do not eat anything or touch your face until you have really washed your hands good.

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