This rock wins the prize for strangest name in the Flatirons, you need an advanced English degree to decipher it. Nonetheless it is an interesting crag with several good routes. Even the easiest route to the top is 5.7.
The shortest approach is from NCAR, hike to the Mesa Trail and turn north. When you hit Skunk Canyon, start bushwhacking up the creek. The first ridge on the right is Stairway to Heaven. The next tier is formed from Satan's Slab on the right, and the Achean Pronouncement on the left. Descending from the upper end of the formation, it is easier to head south to the Porch Alley trail (which descends from the Back Porch).
Weather station 3.1 miles from here
8 Total Routes
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Dangling Fury 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a CO
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A very cool arete, excellent friction, and a nice corner to grab at. A slightly lichenous bottom makes the climb less than perfect, but it is still quite good.The climb is technical, but not terribly hard, so the given grade of 11c might be a little overstated. Climb up to a high first bolt (not too hard), and then cast off up and right on positive holds towards the harder climbing on the arete, with great friction. Go for a big jug on a ledge and finish on more delicate but less difficult climb...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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BETA PHOTO: Achean is the rock in the foreground, Skunk Canyon...
Another angle of Achean Pronouncement.
South side of Skunk Canyon from Hillybilly Rock.