Type: Trad, 2 pitches
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Shared By: Warren Teissier on Dec 3, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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This is a fun and highly recommended 4 pitch route that joins the East Face and Satan's Slab route on the ridge atop the 3rd section of Satan's Slab.

Hike up Skunk Canyon and move right into the gully between Ridge 1 (Stairway to Heaven) and Satan's Slab (Ridge Two). Hike up the gully for some 200 yards past the first and second pieces of the slab and find a large flat rock at the base of the third piece.

We climbed this route with a 60m rope.

P1- The start of this pitch is the crux and where the route gets its S status. Climb up and left towards the South end of the East face, and find a large pocket/ledge on the arete (50 feet). You could belay there at the tree or continue up the East face close to the Southern arete. We ran up the rope and belayed further up.

P2- From the belay, continue up the face until you reach a block below the ridge of the third piece. At this point the house size boulders between the 3rd and 4th pieces are a few feet to your right. Climb the summit block by traversing a bit South and belay.

From here you can continue up the ridge for a couple more pitches (see Satan's Slab route description) or you can scramble North on the huge boulder, West behind the second boulder and rappel 30 feet West to the Gully between Satan's Slab and Ridge 3 (Angel's Way). Hike South and rejoin Skunk Canyon.

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Standard Flatiron rack.