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Ridge 2 aka Satan's Slab 


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Elevation: 6,950'
Location: 39.9788, -105.2913 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Mark Oveson on Apr 18, 2005
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  • Description 

    [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.

    The climbing on the east face of this rock tends to be thin, unprotected slab climbing, significantly harder than average Flatiron slabmongering. There are some difficult sport climbs on the west face. The quality of the rock is excellent.


    Getting There 

    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.


    12 Total Routes


    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',4],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

    The Classics

    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 9 VD 3a R     Trad, 2 pitches   
    Purgatory   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Trad, 3 pitches   
    666   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, 650'   
    Satan's Slab   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 8 pitches   
    Burger Madness   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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    Featured Route For Ridge 2 aka Satan's Slab
    George Bell on the first pitch of Enchanted Devil, Flatirons Central. <br /> <br />Photo by Warren Teissier.

    Enchanted Devil 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a CO : Flatirons : ... : Ridge 2 aka Satan's Slab
    This is a fun and highly recommended 4 pitch route that joins the East Face and Satan's Slab route on the ridge atop the 3rd section of Satan's Slab.Hike up Skunk Canyon and move right into the gully between Ridge 1 (Stairway to Heaven) and Satan's Slab (Ridge Two). Hike up the gully for some 200 yards past the first and second pieces of the slab and find a large flat rock at the base of the third piece.We climbed this route with a 60m rope.P1-...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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