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Ridge 3 aka Angel's Way

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Elevation: 7,050'
Location: 39.9789, -105.2922 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Mark Oveson on Nov 30, 1999
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  • Description 

    Angel's Way is the third major ridge rising out of Skunk Canyon to the north. Its east face is much smaller than the east faces of Stairway to Heaven and Satan's Slab, but the ridge is about the same overall length.

    Because of its small size, there aren't really any routes on the east face of this rock. There is a wonderful 5.0-5.2 scrambling route that ascends the entire ridge. This ridge is one of the best scrambles in the Flatirons. The quality and setting of this rock are sublime.


    Getting There 

    Follow the directions to the west face routes on Satan's Slab, but instead of hiking up under that face, continue west up the hill to the base of Angel's Way. Unlike Satan's Slab and Stairway to Heaven, which rise right out of the creek, the base of this rock is significantly north up the hill from the Skunk Canyon creek.


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    5 Total Routes


    ['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=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 3 aka Angel's Way:
    Angel's Way   5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c     Trad, 8 pitches, 1200'   
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    The Separator 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  CO : Flatirons : ... : Ridge 3 aka Angel's Way
    Locate the prominent, right-facing dihedral, climb the thin crack up and out a bulge, 5.12b, into the right classic dihedral, 5.10. Small stoppers and Friends....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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    By George Bell
    From: Boulder, CO
    Aug 3, 2005
    CONDITION REPORT 

    The poison ivy is looking really healthy in Skunk Canyon this year. I don't remember quite so much in the past, I guess it was the wet spring. Anyway, count youself lucky if you don't pick up a case of PI on the bushwhack into this climb.

    By Warren Teissier
    Sep 21, 2001

    I soloed this ridge today.

    It is indeed a really cool route. Face, friction, even a beautifull 50 foot layback dihedral at a nice comfortable angle.

    Can't beat the setting.