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The Roost Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,500'
Location: 40.90387, -105.4233 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Boulderdoc on May 3, 2016
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This is a Summer area North of Fort Collins by ~40 minutes. It is a multi-pitch, granite cliff with single pitch and multi-pitch sport and trad and a ton of potential. Currently it is under development. It is beautiful and wild. This faces WEST! It gets morning shade and is cold in the summer, and then you fry past 1p unless it is cloudy. Bring alpine layers. It is best to climb out. We will add escape route(s) soon. A walk out is possible, follow cairns to the North along cliff base meandering up and down talus and cliff. This is a safe but exposed 1 hour hike out. It is 20 minutes out from top of the Roost.

The road is open May 1st until Sept. 1st. A 4WD vehicle is helpful. My Subaru makes it.

Current must dos:

5.12a**** - Barnyard Bouncehouse, 1p sport.
5.12c**** - The Rooster Moans, 1p sport.
5.13a***** - Valhalla, 3 pitch sport: 11a, 13a, 12b.... AMAZING! 23 bolts.
5.11c**** - Lightning in a Bottle, 1p sport.

Developers: Noah Kaufman, Ian Dory, & Ryan Nelson.

Getting There 

Follow the loop dirt road left/west on Googlemaps from Cherokee Park Road until you get close to the Turkey Roost. Park in a scenic meadow which is a horse camp and fishing trail access (great camping here.) Do a 20 minute hike down a gentle saddle and up into Turkey Roost Saddle via cairns. Various rap anchors out a talus point are tricky to find. Mountain skills and mindset are a must. A 70 meter rope is necessary. Rappel in via Valahalla or another route, or take a long (3rd class, 1 hour) technical hike around. Please leave development buckets and gear alone. Helmets are recommended, and be mindful of rock-fall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 11.7 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Roost overview.

Valhalla 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c PG13  Colorado : Fort Collins : The Roost
WOW! A Northern Colorado testpiece. This has beautiful and wildly exposed, quality, granite face climbing. It is bouldery with dynos and fat kid climbing as well. Also it is technical.... This thing has it all! 3 pitches of glory! DO IT! Please leave comments about your experience. This thing is so special.Pitch 1: climb a 5.11a approach pitch. This is alpine with ledges, jugs, and some interesting moves to a great belay, 6 bolts.Pitch 2: 5.13a/b. Ascend AMAZING, exposed, wild face-climbing with...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Roost overview. See Valhalla for more detailed...
BETA PHOTO: The Roost overview. See Valhalla for more detailed...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Roost.
BETA PHOTO: The Roost.
Rock Climbing Photo: Noah Kaufman on "The Rooster Moans."
Noah Kaufman on "The Rooster Moans."

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By PWells
From: Fort Collins, Colorado
Jan 1, 2017
I been out here, kinda made my own adventure on some of the lower angle, east-facing side. Wondering if anyone has any of the information for established crack or trad climbs on the west side? Either single pitch or to the top?

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