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Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Eyes of the Canyon : Lichen Wars (5.6 R)
By: Brian C. When: Aug 9, 2016

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Comments: Maybe the start had me freaked out, but this was one of the more scary solos I've had in the Flatirons in quite a while. Maybe I should have brought climbing shoes for this one. I have to admit that climbing over the giant gash right before the summit was pretty awesome, but it's doubtful I'll repeat this one.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Fee : North Summit (5.2)
By: Brian C. When: Nov 1, 2015

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Comments: This is a pile! I figured it wouldn't be too bad until I got halfway up. The rock is really shitty, and I decided it wasn't worth hurting myself on this thing and climbed back down.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Fern Canyon : ... : Nebel Via (5.0)
By: Brian C. When: Sep 20, 2015

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Comments: No clue if I was on route. Staying on rock almost the whole way and ended up right were Lark's Ascending ends below the summit block. Interesting route I guess, but Lark's Ascending likely a better scramble to the summit of the Nebel Horn.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Fern Canyon : ... : East Face/S Goose Egg (5.2)
By: Brian C. When: Sep 20, 2015

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Comments: This is a fun route with an easy approach for an obscure formation. I felt it was no harder than 5.2 with some routefinding. The downclimb was steep and awkward though.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Shark's Fin : South Side (5.6)
By: Brian C. When: Aug 5, 2015

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Comments: The bottom of this route is now impossible due to fence over the cave unless there was some way to climb the gate, but upon inspection, it did not seem workable. Plus it freaks out the tourists to see somebody assaulting the gates....


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Second Flatiron : ... : Photo
By: Brian C. When: Aug 4, 2015

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Comments: Wow indeed! Very interesting photo. Are you climbing in the photo or just happened to see other climbers? If it's you that's loooooooong exposure! You should do the same thing for the Third and the Direct on the First!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Skunk Canyon : ... : Mohling Arete (5.5 R)
By: Brian C. When: Jul 29, 2015

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Comments: This route rocks! It's a way better outing than I was expecting based on the other comments, and I really do not think it was a sandbag. There is one possible show stopper downclimb at the second notch (one with tree). My buddy climbed down through it, and I utilized the rope (won't give away any secrets). Great fun, good position, exciting moments, go do it!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Skunk Canyon : ... : Angel's Way (5.2)
By: Brian C. When: Jul 18, 2015

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Comments: Descending between Ridge 3 and Ridge 2 is a terrible idea right now. The poison ivy is some of the worst I have seen in the Flatirons. Hiking down east to pass by Ridge 1 or hiking over and down by the 5th are both better ways to go right now.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Fourth Flatiron : East Face/4th Flatiron (5.4 R)
By: Brian C. When: Jun 14, 2015

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Comments: Just did this again after 6 years. This really is a great Flatiron route and is totally worth your time. Nab the extra credit summit to the south of the gash while up there. Spectacular.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Dum : Fumbledeedum (4th)
By: Brian C. When: Feb 6, 2015

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Comments: Went to do this again today, and the cave section is now marked as being under a permanent bat closure. So, I guess for now this section of route is now a no-go and needs to be bypassed.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Unicorn : South East Ridge/Unicorn (5.2)
By: Brian C. When: Dec 19, 2014

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Comments: Never felt the need to be pushed left onto that lower ramp, and we stayed on the ridgeline the whole way. Maybe we came in above the overhang from the right? Whatever, it was actually a very pleasant scramble.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Second Flatiron : South Sneak (5.2)
By: Brian C. When: Dec 10, 2014

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Comments: Pretty funny, Roach calls this 4th class. Really fun though.

EDIT: came back and did this ropes this time. From a high belay before the SE Arete junction you can make the tree to belay in a full 60m. Zero rope to spare. Only gear on entire pitch was the old bolts. Best to solo this one. Very fine route.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : Syzygy (5.2 R)
By: Brian C. When: Dec 6, 2014

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Comments: This route would be no fun for somebody just getting into Flatiron ambling. For the grade, it is steeper and runout when compared to other Flatiron slabs with the same rating. I'm pretty sure that we followed the Gerry Roach description to the T. The crux bulge is short with a decent piece at your feet, but the rest of the route is essentially pro-free and finding the easy way is not obvious at all while on the expansive face.

That said, this really was an enjoyable outing and a route I will li... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Fern Canyon : ... : East Face/Pellea (5.5 R)
By: Brian C. When: Aug 10, 2014

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Comments: So I win the stupid award and started climbing P1 way to far up aiming for a smooth gully above. Ended up slightly more challenging than the standard crux (lichen) but took gear a little better. Ended up above and way to the right of the standard P1. Sad thing is I'd climbed this before....


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Fern Canyon : ... : East Face/Onoclea (5.3)
By: Brian C. When: Aug 10, 2014

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Comments: Roach describes after the rappel off Pellea, you can scramble down the gash to reach the east face of Onoclea. We tried this, but the gash is steep/fern-filled, so we climbed a short, vertical wall directly up just a short distance down the gash. This put us on a great belay ledge on Onoclea and 200' from the top. Good way to combo the two, but it bypasses the smooth crux below.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : The North Ridge (of Dinosau... : The North Ridge (5.4 R)
By: Brian C. When: Aug 3, 2014

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Comments: "While this is an easy climb, it is for more seasoned climbers. "

For sure!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Overhang Rock : East Face (5.6)
By: Brian C. When: Aug 2, 2014

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Comments: Wow! P2 of this route is scary and probably the worst rock I've experienced in the Flatirons. After toying around a bit with the traverse right, I couldn't make myself commit to the flexing holds over the poor gear, and I cut left to finish on West Side (Story). On rappel, I worked through the traverse moves and was glad I didn't do it after noticing one of the primary holds is fractured and ready to unload. Take some care with this "5.6". I do have to admit though, the pitch is very exposed and... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatiron : East Face Gully (5.3)
By: Brian C. When: Jun 4, 2014

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Comments: Climbing directly up the gully is harder than the other comments imply. I likely just picked the "hard" way, but the middle section before the trees felt much less secure than the opening pitch on the East Face Direct and has about the same amount of pro. My partner followed by hugging the right wall, and it looked much easier. The exit wall is not obvious, but I am fairly sure that we picked the correct way and will attach a photo.

Also, I thought it was interesting the stuff we found in the g... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Skunk Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Brian C. When: Jun 3, 2014

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Comments: I think I climbed up the ramp just above you. I wonder how it compared to this.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Skunk Canyon : ... : Stairway to Heaven (5.3)
By: Brian C. When: Jun 1, 2014

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Comments: Soloed up the downclimb route after the Hobo just to see what it'd be like. Seems like it'd be pretty scary to onsight downclimb.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : The Hourglass : East Face (of the Hourglass... (Easy 5th)
By: Brian C. When: Jun 1, 2014

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Comments: This climb is pretty terrible. Neat summit though.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Hillbilly Rock : Billy Goat Arete (5.1)
By: Brian C. When: Jun 1, 2014

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Comments: This route was very enjoyable and is totally worth your time if looking for a short climb or solo close to the car.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : The Fist or Hippo Head : North Face (5.7)
By: Brian C. When: Jun 1, 2014

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Comments: This route is indeed on the North Face and is the unappealing crap crack that you can rappel down. It's 5.7 and not too fun.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : The Fist or Hippo Head : South Ridge (5.6)
By: Brian C. When: Jun 1, 2014

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Comments: This route is very enjoyable. I enjoyed it much more than the East Face.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Bear Creek Spire : Northeast Corner (5.4)
By: Brian C. When: May 31, 2014

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Comments: It appears that there has been a large rockfall in the area of this route as there is a massive scar on the gully up to the large tree. I have not been able to climb it yet and due to closure could not get close enough to tell if this actually affects the route. Anybody know anything about this?


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