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Ridge 2 aka Satan's Slab

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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.


    Climbing Season



    Weather station 3.2 miles from here

    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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    Andy Moore on the tricky moves of Pitch 1.  Above ...

    Satan's Slab 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c 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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    It's a long way down.
    It's a long way down.
    Skunk Canyon Ridges from Front Porch
    BETA PHOTO: Skunk Canyon Ridges from Front Porch
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    Pure evil.
    Pure evil.

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