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A Gentlehoe S 
Back in the Day S 
Black Streak TR 
Buffy S 
El Jefe S 
El Rancho  S 
Handcrack Corner T 
Huffy S 
La Cantina S 
Peer Pressure S 
Sweatpants in Public  S 

Roof Area Rock Climbing 


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Description 

This is named for the obvious, large roof that looms over this section of the wall. This area has mostly 5.12 - 5.13s. It has one of the highest concentrations of difficult routes in Durango.

Getting There 

Follow the approach trail into the canyon. Hike past the Canyon Entrance area, and look for the very obvious, large roof.

Climbing Season

For the Cascade Canyon area.

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',2],['5.12',3],['5.13',5],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Roof Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Roof Area:
Handcrack Corner   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
A Gentlehoe   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
La Cantina   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
El Rancho    5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Huffy   5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Buffy   5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
El Jefe   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Sweatpants in Public    5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Roof Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Crappy photo of Ben on the mid-section.

La Cantina 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  CO : Durango : ... : Roof Area
La Cantina is a fantastic addition to the Roof Wall. Fun movement on some of the best rock in the canyon makes this route a must do!Start by hugging your way up the first two bolts of El Rancho. From the undercling block below bolt #3, cruise left on fun, swingy jugs to get established on a nice, juggy ledge. Rest up and launch into the pumpy mid-section of the route. Pass some taxing clips (#6-7), and power through the crux on big sidepulls, big deadpionts, and small fe...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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