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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 Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Big Roof:
Guanos Dios   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 25'   
Double Time at Sue's Place   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Charles on the approach on the first ascent.

Welcome to China 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  CO : 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 CO

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

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