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Achean Pronouncement Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,747'
Location: 39.9772, -105.2902 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: George Bell on Oct 19, 2001  with updates from Rick Blair


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South side of Skunk Canyon from Hillybilly Rock.

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  • Description 

    This rock wins the prize for strangest name in the Flatirons, you need an advanced English degree to decipher it. Nonetheless it is an interesting crag with several good routes. Even the easiest route to the top is 5.7.

    Getting There 

    The shortest approach is from NCAR, hike to the Mesa Trail and turn north. When you hit Skunk Canyon, start bushwhacking up the creek. The first ridge on the right is Stairway to Heaven. The next tier is formed from Satan's Slab on the right, and the Achean Pronouncement on the left. Descending from the upper end of the formation, it is easier to head south to the Porch Alley trail (which descends from the Back Porch).

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 3.1 miles from here

    8 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Achean Pronouncement

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Achean Pronouncement:
    East Face/Achean Pronouncement   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 6 pitches   
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    East Face/Achean Pronouncement 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Colorado : Flatirons : ... : Achean Pronouncement
    As you walk up Skunk Canyon, the Achean Pronouncement is the first ridge of rock on the left side rising from the stream. At certain points on the approach you can see the second pitch on the route, a wide crack up a slab that ends at a tree. As you reach the base of Satan's Slab, hike up a gully to the left to the base of the route. The route begins just right of a long overhang which extends across the east face (only a few feet above it's base), and left of a huge juniper bush hanging down...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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    Another angle of Achean Pronouncement.
    Rock Climbing Photo: North face.
    North face.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Achean is the rock in the foreground, Skunk Canyon...
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    By Dan Mottinger
    May 1, 2006
    I believe this rock is included in the raptor closure from Feb 1-July 31.

    Map here:
    By Rick Blair
    From: Denver
    Nov 15, 2015
    This should go in the Skunk Canyon section.

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