Skunk Canyon - Stairway to Heaven (5.4) Additions and Corrections

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brenta - Jan 19, 2006 12:14 pm - Hasn't voted

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Rossiter's older guidebook (Boulder Climbs North) gives a description of Stairway to Heaven. The route gets the "quality star" and is made to seem enticing. Rossiter, in particular, praises the "exquisite ridge" leading to the summit of Like Heaven. The Guardian is also described in the older book.

If you look at the index of the newer Rock Climbing the Flatirons, you'll find that both Stairway to Heaven and The Guardian should be found on Page 153, where the list of routes, however, stops at number 15. Maybe a late editorial decision, not well implemented, or just a composition problem that led to an unplanned omission.


CharlesD - Jan 19, 2006 1:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Route Comment

There are several editorial problems in the Rossiter Flatiron book, including a number of mis-spelled rock names ("Tow-Move Rock").

I really wonder how Stairway ended up as a classic while the Seal didn't. The Seal is much more aesthetic.

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