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Southeast Ridge

5.0, Trad, 3 pitches,  Avg: 2.2 from 17 votes
FA: unknown
Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > South > Shanahan Crag
Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details


This route has a "classic" rating in Roach's guide book. Although this route has a rating of "3rd-4th" class in most guidebooks, it might be tough to kept it at that level without huge rope drag (if you have one). A direct line up the 600 foot ridge line would probably be in the 5.2-5.4 range, due to 2-3 large steps/overhangs encountered on the way.

P1: Start at the low point and head 200feet to a tree belay on the ridge.

P2: This pitch involves 150feet of scrambling to another tree belay.

P3: This pitch angles up to the right and passes the last of the overlaps on the right near a weakness. Work out a belay above the overhang or simul-climb the last 100 feet to the summit.

Descent: Down climb to the north and do a one rope rap to the west.


Light rack to 2 inches.

GPS Coordinates

Per Peter D Daniels: the GPS coordinates for the start are: N39.959779, W105.287206.

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Near the start.
[Hide Photo] Near the start.
From the summit. At least I think it was from the summit....
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The ridge.
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