REI Community
The Big Roof

Select Route:
Bronco Billy's T 
Double Time at Sue's Place T 
Guanos Dios T 
Welcome to China T 

The Big Roof Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 3,744
Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: phil broscovak on May 29, 2005

68° | 42°

63° | 39°

59° | 35°

57° | 30°

54° | 31°

57° | 32°
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!


Off to the right of the gravel parking lot at the First Buttress is the obvious and impressive 'Big Roof". Great bouldering abounds here and several difficult routes start here as well. This is a great place to hang evidenced by the abundance of fire soot mixed in with the sand at the base. Several people I know have found perfectly intact arrow heads in the dirt below the Big Roof. Obviously climbers weren't the first folks to dig hanging here. You can easily imagine native hunting groups swapping stories and passing the peace pipe. In fact at times you can almost still feel them there. Under the Big Roof you will finds the routes; Bronco Billys and Guanos Dias as well as the imposing and difficult roof routes; Welcome to China and Double Time at Sue's Place. Fabulous climbing particularly when it is scorching hot out or raining. Fun in the dry and shady climbing.

Climbing Season

For the First Buttress area.

Weather station 10.3 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Big Roof

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Big Roof:
Double Time at Sue's Place   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in The Big Roof

Featured Route For The Big Roof
Rock Climbing Photo: Charles on the approach on the first ascent.

Welcome to China 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Colorado : Gunnison : ... : The Big Roof
The route left of Guanos Dias and Double Time at Sue's. Slabby face climbing to a flared roof crack with some fixed wires....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

Photos of The Big Roof Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at The Big Roof.
Looking up at The Big Roof.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at the Oh Mama Mama roof with Whiskey C...
BETA PHOTO: Looking up at the Oh Mama Mama roof with Whiskey C...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ahhh, sweet, shady siesta.
Ahhh, sweet, shady siesta.
Rock Climbing Photo: Snack Time.
Snack Time.
Rock Climbing Photo: Not too shady.
Not too shady.
Rock Climbing Photo: Chillin' under the Big Roof.
Chillin' under the Big Roof.

Comments on The Big Roof Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About