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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
Type: Trad, 650 ft, Grade II
FA: Richard Rossiter, 1996 (solo)
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Shared By: Aaron Martinuzzi on Aug 6, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This enjoyable, friction-y route ascends the left margin of the 4th section of Satan's Slab, climbing on and north (climber's right) of the blunt arete. The route reaches the summit ridge about 120 feet shy of the top.

666 could probably be done in 4 pitches (3 with a 70m) - there are various ledges and horizontal cracks along the route that can be utilized as belay spots. The first ledge has a tree and is about 140 feet out.

Location

This route begins at the left (southern) edge of the 4th section of Ridge Two and, as mentioned above, climbs the southern aspect of the face and the arete to the summit ridge.

Protection

Standard rack, emphasizing smaller cams.

The route is pretty runout, but some horizontals, pods, and seams provide protection options. Wandering further north (climber's right) on the face will bring you to more opportunities for pro, but the position and climbing are better on the arete.

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Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
Mason, you may have been on 667. Nov 18, 2015
Staney
Durango, CO
  5.6 R
Staney   Durango, CO
  5.6 R
I found some slightly more difficult and more blank climbing further right than the route describes and about 2-3 pitches up. None of the climbing near the left arete of the face felt harder than 5.4, but moving more central on the face proved to have some fun pebble pinching at a slightly harder grade. Solid rock! Nov 14, 2015
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.4 PG13
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.4 PG13
Not sure where the 5.6 on this would be. It was no harder than Enchanted Devil (5.4). Nov 22, 2012