|Ridge 1 aka Stairway to Heaven
This is another line on the Casual Slabs section of the west face of Ridge One of Skunk Canyon. Its slightly more challenging difficulty makes it feel less likely to be covered by one of the "many variations exist" line in Jason Haas' Climbing Boulder's Flatirons.
Start (perhaps the crux) this climb perhaps 10 feet up from Casual Slabs at a blockier, right-angling feature. Scamper up and rightward playfully on nice rock reminiscent of easier bits of Wind Tower in Eldorado Canyon. Finish and move down and right to the Casual Slabs tree and belay.
The simplest descent is probably to downclimb/down lead the route or one of its neighbors.
The relative abundance of easily cleaned rock makes one wonder if another scrutable passed this way.
This is left of Casual Slabs by perhaps 10 feet.
A rack to a #3 Camalot worked.
Double 48" slings and a #3.5 Camalot can be used for an anchor.
George, a 50m rope would work.
|By Dave Clark 5.10|
From: Golden, CO
Apr 3, 2014
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
This line has excellent gear placements all the way up and would be a good beginner trad lead.