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YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b PG13

Type:  Trad, 650', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b PG13 [details]
FA: Richard Rossiter, 1996 (solo)
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Submitted By: Aaron Martinuzzi on Aug 6, 2009

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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.


    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.


    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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    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Nov 22, 2012
    rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13

    Not sure where the 5.6 on this would be. It was no harder than Enchanted Devil (5.4).
    By Staney
    From: Durango, CO
    Nov 14, 2015
    rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b 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!
    By Leo Paik
    From: Westminster, Colorado
    Nov 18, 2015

    Mason, you may have been on 667.

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