Achean Pronouncement Rock Climbing
South side of Skunk Canyon from Hillybilly Rock.
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).
Climbing Season For the Central area.
Weather station 3.1 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Achean Pronouncement
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East Face/Achean Pronouncement 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO
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As you walk up Skunk Canyon, the Achean Pronouncement is the first ridge of rock on the left side rising from the stream. At certain points on the approach you can see the second pitch on the route, a wide crack up a slab that ends at a tree. As you reach the base of Satan's Slab, hike up a gully to the left to the base of the route. The route begins just right of a long overhang which extends across the east face (only a few feet above it's base), and left of a huge juniper bush hanging down...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
Another angle of Achean Pronouncement.
BETA PHOTO: Achean is the rock in the foreground, Skunk Canyon...
By Rick Blair
Nov 15, 2015
This should go in the Skunk Canyon section.