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Dancing in the Dragon's Jaw TR 
Delicate Sound of Thunder S 
Devil's Sidewalk T 
Penis Envy T 
Quest for Magic S 
Stop Making Sense S 
Trouble with Normal, The S,TR 

Roof Rock Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,000'
Location: 39.49284, -106.36687 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: coop Best on Sep 28, 2010
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BETA PHOTO: B. Stop Making Sense, 5.8, 4 bolts. C. Delicate So...


This wall contains mostly moderate climbs and is West facing. Roof rock offers easy access, abundant toprope anchors, and a user-friendly atmosphere. The angle of the cliff is less than vertical and lends itself to an abundance of 5.7 to 5.9 climbs.

Getting There 

Travel south from Red Cliff's bridge along US Highway 24. The wall is located about 0.5 miles from the intersection of US Hwy 24 and Water Street on the East side of US Hwy 24.

Climbing Season

For the Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Cliff area.

Weather station 9.7 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Roof Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Roof Rock:
Devil's Sidewalk   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   
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The Trouble with Normal 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Colorado : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : Roof Rock
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Photos of Roof Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: B. Stop Making Sense, 5.8, 4 bolts. C. Delicate So...
BETA PHOTO: B. Stop Making Sense, 5.8, 4 bolts. C. Delicate So...
Rock Climbing Photo: Local's map of Roof Rock.
BETA PHOTO: Local's map of Roof Rock.

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By coop Best
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Sep 28, 2010
I will get some pics of this wall up soon.
By vitruvian112358
Jul 25, 2012
I was just at this area last week, and a few of the climbs are definitely rated improperly. I have pictures and more beta I will post once I get them on my computer. Didn't get to climb much due to the late day rain. Woulda been there earlier had it not been for the sinkhole that caused a detour around on Wurtz Ditch (Trail 705).
By vitruvian112358
Jul 25, 2012
At the US 24 and Water Street intersection, there is a big dirt parking lot. Like the directions said "go 0.5 miles south" of the intersection to another good-sized parking area on the right (if traveling south). The trailhead is across the highway from where you park.
By Ben Markhart
From: Vail, Co
Jun 25, 2014
Anyone know the rating for Roof Rock's roof? I'm putting it at a height-dependent 5.11-/impossible for short people.

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