This rock wins the prize for strangest name in the Flatirons, you need an advanced English degree to decipher it. Nonetheless it is an interesting crag with several good routes. Even the easiest route to the top is 5.7.
The shortest approach is from NCAR, hike to the Mesa Trail and turn north. When you hit Skunk Canyon, start bushwhacking up the creek. The first ridge on the right is Stairway to Heaven. The next tier is formed from Satan's Slab on the right, and the Achean Pronouncement on the left. Descending from the upper end of the formation, it is easier to head south to the Porch Alley trail (which descends from the Back Porch).
Weather station 3.1 miles from here
8 Total Routes
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Third Eye 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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This route has some positive and some negative aspects to it. While the moves are excellent, the route exposed and the scenery great, there is a little suspect rock and a little bird or bat crap in spots. Luckily, it is not terribly hard to avoid the poo and flakes.Get to this rock by approaching as for Satan's Slab, but then from the West side of the Base of that, cut South across the creek bed and then south-east to the base of the Achean Pronouncement. An easy scramble/traverse (5.4?) goes o...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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BETA PHOTO: Achean is the rock in the foreground, Skunk Canyon...
Another angle of Achean Pronouncement.
South side of Skunk Canyon from Hillybilly Rock.