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Routes in Ridge 1 aka Stairway to Heaven

Ariel T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Armed Forces S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Arms Reduction T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Army T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Better Than Better Than Love T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Better than Love T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Casual Slabs T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Forget Me Not T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Guardian, The S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Gunky T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
In God We Trust T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b X
Inscrutable T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Like Hell It Is T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Love T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Party Of One T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Pepé Le sPew S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Seeker, The T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Stairway to Heaven T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Wanderer, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
What, What? TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Who, Who? T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Type: Trad, 65 ft
FA: Haas, Bubb?
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Apr 3, 2014
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Some crags in this area are closed 1 February to 31 July: Details
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Description

This line lies in the lower angle section between Like Heaven Pinnacle and The Guardian overhanging section of the lower west face of Ridge One of Skunk Canyon. Its description in Jason Haas' Climbing Boulder's Flatirons seems to be the first documentation of its ascent. It drew the eye of any slabber wandering up between Ridge One and Ridge Two. In some ways, this section is reminiscent of Boulderado in Boulder Canyon.

Climb up a right-angling, faint crack system past a tree halfway up this slab. Finish at a notch-like feature near a modest tree.

The simplest descent is probably to downclimb/down lead the route or one of its neighbors.

Note, in Haas' book, "many variations exist" may include some of the neighboring routes.

Location

This is a right-angling crack-like system passing a tree in the middle of the upper low angled slab between the Like Heaven pinnacle and The Guardian overhang.

Protection

A light rack to a #1 Camalot works. Double 48" slings and a #3.5 Camalot can be used for an anchor.

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