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Ruff Roof 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Jim Hone
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Jim Hone on Aug 1, 2001

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  • Description 

    This route tackles the big roof. Scramble to the base, a short face leads to the roof. Pull the roof using the seam/crack. 5.9 territory the rest of the way. If you belay from the ground (recommended), a 60 metre rope barely gets you down!

    Protection 

    10 bolts? 1/2" x 6" bolts, bomber home made hangers (you won't be able to tell), chain anchors.


    Photos of Ruff Roof Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Glen with the OS. Photo by Jake.
    Glen with the OS. Photo by Jake.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Tony Bubb at the 'Ruff Roof  (12a)' of Mine Hole C...
    Tony Bubb at the 'Ruff Roof (12a)' of Mine Hole C...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Tony Bubb approaches a 'Ruff Roof  (12a)' at Mine ...
    Tony Bubb approaches a 'Ruff Roof (12a)' at Mine ...
    Rock Climbing Photo: The power crux on Ruff Roof. (Mine Hole Crag, Boca...
    The power crux on Ruff Roof. (Mine Hole Crag, Boca...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Taken from directly below the route on 5/19/02.
    BETA PHOTO: Taken from directly below the route on 5/19/02.

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    By Steve "Crusher" Bartlett
    May 5, 2002

    Not to be confused with Rough Roof on Redgarden Wall. . . .
    By Kreighton Bieger
    May 19, 2002

    What a varied route! Steep slab climbing, slopers, crimps and a strenuous roof - all in 90 feet!

    The scramble to the first bolt is fourth class, but beware of loose rock - my rope dislodged a pretty hefty place from the junk. This route is well bolted, pumpy and interesting all the way to the chains.
    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Jun 14, 2006
    rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

    I'll actually give this one 5.12a as a flash grade. The crux is pretty hard and not obvious. I ended up doing some pretty funky moves to get through it, not to mention power and reach. Check out the photo of the crux set-up.

    Fun route. If you avoid going way left up top, then the route is NOT over after the roof.

    A 60M rope just gets you to the ground.
    By Jim Hone
    Jun 18, 2009

    Reachy?????? I'm 5'6" It can't be reachy! I tried to place the bolts so you would go right. If you can pull the ruff you don't want it to end there!
    By Mark E Dixon
    From: Sprezzatura, Someday
    Jul 20, 2012
    rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

    Spoiler alert sort of-






    Tape the second joint (DIP) of your right index finger and it'll be more fun.

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