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NiƱos V5 6C
Blood Moon T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Brown Eyed Girl V4 6B
Brown Eyed Girl Left V7 7A+
David V2 5+
Electric Mexican V3 6A
Gladiators V3 6A
Goliath V5- 6C
Greenhorn Traverse V2 5+
Kickin' It Like A Moose T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Moonsault T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Overganging Arete V3 6A
Remnant Militia V6 7A
Rising Sun T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Rusty Trombone, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Seven Different Delusions S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Sparkling Touch, The T V9 7C
Squat T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Super Mexican V4 6B
Unknown 5.9 Dihedral 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V-easy 3
Unknown Crack to Arete 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0 4 R
Unnamed Inversion Roof 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a V4 6B
Warmup Boulder Left 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a V-easy 3
Warmup Boulder Right 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a V-easy 3
Wrangler, The T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Wu-tang V7-8 7B
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Description

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.
Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

Getting There

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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What is the V3-V5ish lieback/crimp line that is right below Moonsault. It has a really good landing and some big moves on small crimps. Sep 6, 2017
Thanks! Jul 17, 2009
JNE
JNE  
That is a Zach Orenczak line. It is bolts to the slot, then gear after that. I have no idea how hard it is because I have never been on it, though I believe it is in the 10 or 11 range. I watched Zach do the FA, and he said the crux was the bolted section at the bottom. Hope that helps. Jul 17, 2009
On the front side of the roof ranch, just right of The Emperor of Wyoming, there is a bolted (or partly bolted) route that goes up some red rock into a big slot. Anyone know anything about this? Name? Rating? Bolts all the way or gear part way? Any info is appreciated. Jul 16, 2009
Petsfed
Laramie, WY
Petsfed   Laramie, WY
There's an easy (5.3ish) chimney on the backside of the formation with Moonsault on it, if you want to toprope it. Rope drag would be terrible though. Nov 12, 2006

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