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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'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 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.


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Tony Bubb at the 'Ruff Roof  (12a)' of Mine Hole Crag in Boulder Canyon. Photographer unknown, 2006
Tony Bubb at the 'Ruff Roof (12a)' of Mine Hole C...
Taken from directly below the route on 5/19/02.
BETA PHOTO: Taken from directly below the route on 5/19/02.
Tony Bubb approaches a 'Ruff Roof  (12a)' at Mine Hole Crag. Photographer unknown, 2006.
Tony Bubb approaches a 'Ruff Roof (12a)' at Mine ...
The power crux on Ruff Roof. (Mine Hole Crag, Bocan, 12a) Image by Brian Freund.
The power crux on Ruff Roof. (Mine Hole Crag, Boca...
Glen with the OS. Photo by Jake.
Glen with the OS. Photo by Jake.

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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.