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Routes in Ridge 2 aka Satan's Slab

666 T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
667 T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
Burger Madness T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Doric Dihedral T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R
Enchanted Devil T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a R
Face The Present (aka Beware the Future) S 5.13c/d 8b 31 X 31 E8 7a
Far Out T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Hobbit, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Omen, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Purgatory T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Satan's Slab T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Wild Turkey T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Bob Horan, 1988? Dale Goddard? FFA: Bob Horan with Patrick Edlinger
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Shared By: bhoran Horan on Jan 2, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: 2018 Raptor Closure Lifted Details
Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details

Description

Start as for Doric Dihedral and bust out left to the overhang and arete via bolts. Crimp small holds in the overhang, slap to arete, eventually gaining a now much smaller and slopey lip hold, hang the lip swing and fire onto the face above up to a two bolt belay.

Location

Climb out the severly overhanging face and arete just left of Doric Dihedral. Start as for Doric Dihedral and bust out left to the overhang and arete via bolts. Crimp small holds in the overhang, slap to arete, eventually gaining a now much smaller and slopey lip hold, hang the lip swing and fire onto the face above up to a two bolt belay.

Protection

Bolt clipping to a two bolt belay, rap to ground.

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doug rouse
Denver, CO.
doug rouse   Denver, CO.
I can remember in the late '80s or early nineties, a photograph of Dale Goddard climbing this line, but it was called "Face the Present" and graded .13c. Was there some kind of hullabaloo over this? I also recall resistance to the 5.14 grade as well. Not all that important but a curiousity. Jun 4, 2013
Without doubt, Dale Goddard did the first free ascent of this route, rated it .13c and named it Face The Present. A large number of people were calling foul on several of Bob's claimed first ascents - this prompted Scotty Franklin (I believe it was Scott) to ask Bob to name his belayer. Scotty called the belayer who said, without hesitation, that Bob did all of the moves but never linked the climb in one go. Bob then changed his story and said he was belayed by his brother. Oddly, Bob returned to work on the climb (after supposedly having sent it) and broke off a key hold. It was after the hold broke that Bob stated he had already done the climb (pre-broken hold) and that it would be 5.14 with the broken hold. I belayed Dale on his ascent (after the hold broke) - it was clean, quick and easy (for him). Jan 22, 2017
Steve Sangdahl
eldo sprngs,co
Steve Sangdahl   eldo sprngs,co
Matt, thanks for clarifying the history on this. I remember some of the details but not all. Cheers. Jan 23, 2017
bhoran Horan
Boulder, CO
 
bhoran Horan   Boulder, CO
 
FFA: Bob Horan with Patrick Edlinger.
Matt was always a jealous little !!!!!
All I have to say about route stalkers is, go find your own! Feb 7, 2017
Hmmm...guess I am jealous about a route that I never gave a serious effort on. I'm confused. As for the first ascent...Patrick's visit was AFTER the hold broke - as anyone that attended Bob's slideshow (way back when) can attest. Neither Patrick or Bob did the climb after the hold broke. This was stated clearly at the slideshow. Guess that resolves that. Feb 13, 2017
bhoran Horan
Boulder, CO
 
bhoran Horan   Boulder, CO
 
Delusional. Feb 14, 2017

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