Login with Facebook
The Spice Roof

Select Route:
Power and Balance aka Undercling 
Seam 2, The 
Seam, The 

The Spice Roof  

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 40.32138, -105.21228 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 3,612
Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Michael Walker on Nov 19, 2007
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: A few of the Left Roof Band options - Seam (V2), U...


A quaint area above the Monster Boulder that appears to have gained a following through the years. The area is split into two parts, the Spice Roof proper on the right, which is the landmark namesake and beacon for finding the area, and the Left Roof Band, where everyone climbs. There are routes up the Spice Roof proper, but they tend to be high and dangerous as the roof is the poorer, friable quality found on the "undersides" of some of the Dakota formations. Contrast this to the Left Roof Band with it's perfect stone, perfect landings, perfect body length roof, and perfect flat sunbathing rock overlooking the landing zone to soak in the climbers, the scene and the ambiance. No wonder this spot is getting popular.

This is a great spot to start or end your day.

Getting There 

The easiest way to locate this area is to find the Monster Boulder as it sits right on the main trail. Once at the Monster Boulder, look uphill (east) and locate a large roof shooting off the upper ridge. Walk uphill passing a large boulder on the right, and find yourself under the Spice Roof. Make sure your health insurance policy is paid up and climb the roof, or walk 15 feet left to the Left Roof Band, like everybody else.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Spice Roof:
The Seam   V2 5+     Boulder   
Power and Balance aka Undercling   V5 6C     Boulder, 16'   
Browse More Classics in The Spice Roof

Featured Route For The Spice Roof
Left Roof band.

The Seam 2 V3 6A  CO : Fort Collins : ... : The Spice Roof
Begin right of Power and Balance and move straight up using a thin side pull rail and some tricky foot technique....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of The Spice Roof Slideshow Add Photo
Spice Roof from the trail.
BETA PHOTO: Spice Roof from the trail.

Comments on The Spice Roof Add Comment
Show which comments
By Connor Timms
From: Grand Junction, CO
Dec 29, 2012
The holds under the roof are covered in mouse pee and poop. If you are going to climb, make sure you do not eat anything or touch your face until you have really washed your hands good.
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!