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).
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Achean Pronouncement:
Yoni 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Northeast Arete 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 200'
East Face/Achean Pronouncement 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 6 pitches
Dark Obsession 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13 Trad, 3 pitches, 500'
Lingum Direct 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a X Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Third Eye 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Dangling Fury 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
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Electric Fountain Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c CO : Flatirons : ... : Achean Pronouncement
This route is quite good for the top 40 feet but the lower part is grubby and unpleasant. This route lies on the west side of this rock, and climbs the crack at the left edge of a detached pinnacle, the Lingum. We approached the climb from below by bushwhacking past the Achean Pronouncement and soloing up a loose steep section (3rd class) to the base of the crack (not recommended).However, a better way to do this climb is in the middle of the East Face route. At about the end of the 4th pitch...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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