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666

5.6 PG13, Trad, 650 ft (197 m), Grade II,  Avg: 2.8 from 5 votes
FA: Richard Rossiter, 1996 (solo)
Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > North > Skunk Canyon > Ridge 2 aka Satan's Slab
Access Issue: 2018 Raptor Closure Lifted Details
Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details

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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[[105752680]] in red, [[105754819]] in yellow, and 666 in blue.  Photo credit to George Bell.
[Hide Photo] Satan's Slab in red, Purgatory in yellow, and 666 in blue. Photo credit to George Bell.
Looking down the upper pitches of 666 - the broken area to the right is the large chimney/gully separating the 3rd and 4th sections of Ridge Two.  The back of Ridge One is visible in the top of the frame.
[Hide Photo] Looking down the upper pitches of 666 - the broken area to the right is the large chimney/gully separating the 3rd and 4th sections of Ridge Two. The back of Ridge One is visible in the top of the…

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Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.4 PG13
[Hide Comment] Not sure where the 5.6 on this would be. It was no harder than Enchanted Devil (5.4). Nov 22, 2012
Staney
Durango, CO
  5.6 R
[Hide Comment] 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
Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
[Hide Comment] Mason, you may have been on 667. Nov 18, 2015