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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 Pew 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: some scrutables
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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 is another line on the Casual Slabs section of the west face of Ridge One of Skunk Canyon. Its slightly more challenging difficulty makes it feel less likely to be covered by one of the "many variations exist" line in Jason Haas' Climbing Boulder's Flatirons.

Start (perhaps the crux) this climb perhaps 10 feet up from Casual Slabs at a blockier, right-angling feature. Scamper up and rightward playfully on nice rock reminiscent of easier bits of Wind Tower in Eldorado Canyon. Finish and move down and right to the Casual Slabs tree and belay.

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

The relative abundance of easily cleaned rock makes one wonder if another scrutable passed this way.

Location

This is left of Casual Slabs by perhaps 10 feet.

Protection

A rack to a #3 Camalot worked.

Double 48" slings and a #3.5 Camalot can be used for an anchor.

George, a 50m rope would work.

Photos

Dave Clark 5.10
Golden, CO
  5.4
Dave Clark 5.10   Golden, CO
  5.4
This line has excellent gear placements all the way up and would be a good beginner trad lead. Apr 3, 2014