Ridge 2 aka Satan's Slab Rock Climbing
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Most of the way up Satan's Slab, you find a house-...
[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.
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 For the Skunk Canyon area.
Weather station 3.2 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Ridge 2 aka Satan's Slab
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ridge 2 aka Satan's Slab:
666 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
PG13 Trad, 650'
Purgatory 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
R Trad, 3 pitches
Featured Route For Ridge 2 aka Satan's Slab
Satan's Slab 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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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
BETA PHOTO: Skunk Canyon Ridges from Front Porch