These are 5 huge wings that point towards the summit ridge S of Bear Peak just NE of South Boulder Peak. There is mention of these in Rossiter's guide; however, there seems little other documentation. These are big slabs. The 2nd from the L sports an 8 1/2 pitch (50m rope) climb. These must have been climbed over the years by others than us. Long walk but good adventure slabbing. In the winter these really do look like angel's wings.
From the Mesa Trail, find yourself below these giant slabs, N of Shadow Canyon, N of The Maiden, near the Flying Flatiron. This involves a significant bushwhack up the hill. From the top, you can traverse across to the top of Shadow Canyon and hike down the trail.
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Hey, does anyone know of previously done rock routes here? There is potential for 9 pitch slab routes in a close but remote feeling location. These 5 wings are just south of Bear Peak, near the summit ridge, facing E. Probably most angelic dusted with powder. Approach as if headed to Shadow Canyon area. We parked at the new Mesa Trailhead about a mile outside of Eldorado Springs on CO Hwy 170. Hike up S Mesa trail to Big Bluestem, head N, pass the Maiden, then bushwhack uphill. Perhaps 25...[more] Browse More Classics in CO