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The Roost

Colorado > Buena Vista

Description

The Roost has at least 6 bolted routes from 5.7-5.11 up to 70' in length. It gets afternoon sun.

Getting There

It is 20 minutes North of Transmitter Tower. Look for a big white face on the lowest of 3 towers. Scamble up a brushy gully then onto a big ledge to the right.

Per Hansen Wendlandt: there is a trail that starts just west of Split Rock or a trail from Split to Transmitter has a section that veers left. Either way, be careful with the rogue cairn as you get closer to the crag. When you are standing on a flat block of rock, do not go up and right (which eventually leads you under a boulder), but stay low and straight-left, until the actual trail leads up to the crag.

Routes from Left to Right

5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 2
Crow Pie
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 0
Fly Bye
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 1
Parakeet Boy
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
True Grit
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Buzzard Man
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 8
Double Change
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 2
Senior Momentum
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 7
Set 'em Up, Bob
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Crow Pie
 2
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Fly Bye
 0
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Parakeet Boy
 1
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
True Grit
 5
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Buzzard Man
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Double Change
 8
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Senior Momentum
 2
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Set 'em Up, Bob
 7
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport

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Eric bolting the first bolt.
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Bryson F
Broomfield, CO
[Hide Comment] 38.88925, -106.14019. Feb 4, 2015
[Hide Comment] To save a lot of frustration... There is a trail that starts just west of Split Rock, or the trail from Split to Transmitter has a section that veers left. Either way, be careful with the rogue cairn as you get closer to the crag. When you are standing on a flat block of rock, do not go up and right (which eventually leads you under a boulder), but stay low and straight-left, until the actual trail leads up to the crag. Jul 5, 2017