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[This was previously entered as Satan's Slab. Ridge Two, containing Satan's Slab] is the second ridge rising out of Skunk Canyon to the north. Its immense, smooth east face is visible for long distances to the east. [Skunk Canyon from Ridge One's West Face] is closed from February 1 to July 31 most years for raptor nesting.
Follow the directions to the west side of Stairway to Heaven. To reach climbs on the east face, simply cross the gully and you've arrived. To reach climbs on the west face, you have to get between [Ridge Two] and the Achean Pronouncement, which rises from Skunk Canyon to the south. Stay near the Skunk Canyon creek and find a scrambling route through some boulders between Satan's Slab and the Achean Pronouncement, then proceed west and north under the overhanging west face.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Ridge 2 aka Satan's Slab:
Enchanted Devil 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a R Trad, 2 pitches
Purgatory 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b R Trad, 3 pitches
666 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b PG13 Trad, 650'
Satan's Slab 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R Trad, 8 pitches
Burger Madness 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
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Satan's Slab 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R CO : Flatirons : ... : Ridge 2 aka Satan's Slab
This is the longest climb in Skunk Canyon and took us 8 full pitches with a 60m rope. It is a bit runout in places, but mostly where the climbing is easier. It is not as serious or unprotected as the East Face route (called Purgatory on this site).You can begin in two ways. Best: start a few feet above the lowest point of the rock, which is just where the gully between Ridges 1 & 2 hits Skunk Creek, or about 100' farther up Skunk Creek. Getting to the farther start involves complex bush whac...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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