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Routes in The Spice Roof

Elevation: 5,862 ft
GPS: 40.321, -105.212 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 3,215 total, 26/month
Shared By: Michael Walker on Nov 19, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Spice Roof

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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The Seam
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V5 6C
Power and Balance aka Undercling
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The Seam V2 5+ Boulder
Power and Balance aka Under… V5 6C Boulder
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