Erik on steep, limey stone.
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.
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in Roof Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Roof Area:
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'
Featured Route For Roof Area
El Jefe 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Colorado
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El Jefe is a mega-fun 20 foot extension to the mega-fun, .12d La Cantina. Like all the big routes on the Roof Wall, there is an 8 foot band of junk rock. Other than that one section, the rock quality is good to fantastic. Expect very physical climbing on mostly good holds. The bolts are well spaced on the extension, so be prepared to log some major airtime....[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado