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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

    For the Central area.

    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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    Third Eye 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13  Colorado : Flatirons : ... : Achean Pronouncement
    This route has some positive and some negative aspects to it. While the moves are excellent, the route exposed and the scenery great, there is a little suspect rock and a little bird or bat crap in spots. Luckily, it is not terribly hard to avoid the poo and flakes.Get to this rock by approaching as for Satan's Slab, but then from the West side of the Base of that, cut South across the creek bed and then south-east to the base of the Achean Pronouncement. An easy scramble/traverse (5.4?) goes o...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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    Rock Climbing Photo: Another angle of Achean Pronouncement.
    Another angle of Achean Pronouncement.
    Rock Climbing Photo: North face.
    North face.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Achean is the rock in the foreground, Skunk Canyon...
    BETA 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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