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Ridge 3 aka Angel's Way

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Ridge 3 aka Angel's Way Rock Climbing 

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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.

    Climbing Season

    For the Skunk Canyon area.

    Weather station 3.2 miles from here

    5 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Ridge 3 aka Angel's Way

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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
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    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.
    By Rick Blair
    From: Denver
    Nov 15, 2015
    George, I wonder if 2005 was as bad a 2015? Wettest spring I can remember on the Front Range. The poison Ivy in the Flatirons this year was unbelievable.

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