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This rock is also know as Yodeling Moves due to the route found on the rock. The east ridge is 400 feet long and ends to north of the large summit block that extends to the south. This summit block is overhanging on all sides, but does alow passage by the "Yodeling Moves" route (5.0) on its west face. The route also contains Boulder's longest arch, which you climb over on the ridge line. A Flatiron classic!
Follow the Royal Arch trail to the top of the switch backs. As you head down the trail, you will pass a trail head on the left and a base of a Flatiron on the right (~150 feet). 25 feet beyond this point, a faint trail heads to the west for 50 feet to the base of the climb. The "hammerhead" summit should be obvious.
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East Ridge 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
Yodeling Moves 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c Trad, 3 pitches
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Yodeling Moves 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c CO : Flatirons : ... : Hammerhead
This is another great Flatiron classic. It is a little different than your standard, "easy" Flatiron route. Half way up the east ridge, you climb over the longest arch in Boulder. Try not to think too hard about what would happen if it breaks. The final pitch is airy, since it traverses the overhanging west face through some ledge systems. The rock is solid, except for a 10 foot section. P1 & P2: Follow the east ridge for 400 feet. Stay within a few feet of the south edge to enjoy the exp...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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