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Bear Canyon Bouldering
Bear Creek Spire
Fist or Hippo Head, The
Medicine Man Boulder
North Ridge (of Dinosaur Mountain)., The
Northern Dinosaur Egg
Southern Dinosaur Egg
Two Move Rock
There are many rocks to explore in this area. In fact, this section of the Flatirions probably hosts the greatest number of distinct crags in the Flatirons. It is complex enough that even locals will get lost when climbing the more obscure crags here. The "Central" zone spans Bear Canyon arbitrarily to the Ironing Boards (just S. of the 3rd Flatiron). Those seeking solitude can find it here at the less-popular crags. Slabmongers can have many field days exploring the numerous mini Flatirons, and there's a lots of trad routes and even some sport routes among these rocks. There's even room for new routing. Have fun in this scenic setting.
The main starting points are from NCAR (at the terminus of Table Mesa) for rocks near Dinosaur Mt/Skunk Canyon or possibly Chautauqua (off Baseline near 9th Ave) for rocks near the Ironing Boards. See specific rock pages for directions.
Various of the Flatirons are closed for falcon nesting from Feb 1 up to July 31 and for bat nesting Apr 1 to Aug 31. Historically, some of these in this area have included Bear Creek Spire, Harmon Cave (bats), East Face of The Hand (bats), East Face of The Finger Flatiron (bats), East Face of Der Zerkle (bats), Dreadnaught, Achean Pronoucement, Skunk Canyon Ridge 2 & west, Sacred Cliffs, and possibly others.
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