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Right at the base of the Second Flatiron a collection of boulders exist that offer some killer problems. Although it's the same kind of rock as Flagstaff, it doesn't seem to hurt as much. Some classic hard problems like The Turning Point (V9) are found here along with plenty of others that are fun and not near as hard. The best time to go is when there is no snow on the ground because you find tons of chalked things that may not be in any book, but are really good problems. This is a great after work or school destination because it is so close and offers things to goof around on, or serious projects that will take you several weeks or months to complete, unless your name is Sharma.
Walk up the road in Chataqua almost to the Bluebell Shelter then take the trail that branches off left to the second flatiron. You should go over a small wooden bridge a few yards along the trail, if this doesn't happen, you're on the wrong trail. Keep going on this trail and take a [right] to the second flatiron when the trail forks. The trail will fork again almost at the base of the second flatiron and this is where the climbing begins. Most of the bouldering is up on the left trail, but some stuff can be found off to the right.
Please consider minimizing your impact when enjoying the area. There are already signs of erosion, plant trampling, etc. Do your best to ensure future access to this wonderful area!
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Sputnik One V1 5 Boulder
A7 -V1 V1 5 Boulder
Major Tom V3 6A Boulder
Seclusion V4 6B Boulder, 8'
Making Waves V4 6B Boulder
Original Grapple V4 6B Boulder
Zero G V5 6C Boulder, 10'
Aerogel V5 6C Boulder
Balance in Nature V5 6C Boulder
Nanoprobe V5 6C Boulder, 13'
Gully Diver V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Flesh Fest (STAND) V6 7A Boulder, 20'
Girlfriend's Backside V7 7A+ Boulder
Toe to Toe V7 7A+ Boulder
Face Full of Brian V8 7B Boulder
Captain Hook V9 7C Boulder, 10'
The Turning Point V9 7C Boulder
Grundel City Boy V9 7C Boulder
Fleshfest V10 7C+ Boulder
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Fleshfest V10 7C+ CO : Flatirons : ... : Satellite Boulders
Fleshfest is located on the overhanging blunt east-pointing arete of the BBC complex up in the main area for the Satellites. It is located sorta back in an alcove on the right just after Zero G, the obvious hand traverse problem on the right hand side of the trail. If you get to the warmup problems at the southeast edge of the BBC you've gone about 20 feet too far.Simply put, Fleshfest is one of the most amazing looking boulder problems in the Boulder area. Unlike most of the other problems in t...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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