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The Roost Area

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L to R R to L Alpha
Beak n Chains S 
Buzzard Bait T 
Django T,S 
Free Bird T 
Free Flight T,S 
Hunting Ravens T 
Magic Raptor Ride T,S 
Ptarmigan Cling S 
Raptor's Roof T 
Raptor's Roost -- PROJECT S 
Raptor, The T 
Ravenclaw T 
Stealing Eggs T 

The Roost Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 33.27133, -111.04627 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: arjunmh on Mar 3, 2014
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North side of Raptor Ridge, this is the namesake area that was what DAS was initially drawn to. A number of long trad lines ascend either side of the fully bolted visionary line, Raptor's Roost, that is still a project. These trad test pieces range from 5.9 to 5.12- and are exceptional examples of LD climbing. It's a shady area and is best saved for the warmer months. The west face routes get later afternoon sun and are shorter.

Getting There 

North side of the area. The trail leads to the base of the west face routes, specifically to Free Flight and Buzzard Bait.

Climbing Season

For the The Refuge area.

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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