Finger Flatiron Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: The Box (Left) and Finger Flatiron (right) as view...
This long, narrow Flatiron is located immediately north of The Hand and Mallory Cave. In 2001, the East Face of this crag was closed from Spring to late Fall to protect bats.
The base of the East Face rises above the end of the Mallory Cave Trail. The easiest way to reach all other faces is to continue on the trail past Mallory Cave as it climbs south of The Box. When you get almost as high as the summit of the Finger Flatiron, the trail forks, take the left fork and walk south into the gully behind (west of) the Finger Flatiron. To get off the summit, rap 60' northwest from slings.
Weather station 2.8 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Finger Flatiron
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Mere Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches
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Mere Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CO
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This is a fun route on the steep, south face of the Finger Flatiron. Although the East Face was closed in the summer of 2001, this face was open. This route follows a left-slanting, incipient crack/ramp system. Due to the diagonal nature of the route, falls could be nasty even for the follower. There are some runouts but not really too bad for a Flatiron route. The 5.8 section is short, but good route finding skills are needed to stay on the easiest line. This route gets a lot of sun and i...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
A view from this part of the approach makes it cle...
BETA PHOTO: Finger Flatiron from the west, with the summit of ...
By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Apr 27, 2013
Mallory Cave is permanently closed to human use to reduce the chance of introducing white-nose syndrome. The area surrounding Mallory Cave will be closed unti Oct. 1 to protect Townsend's big-eared bats.
By Dave Clark 5.10
From: Golden, CO
May 4, 2014
Getting there: To clarify the "going past Mallory Cave" part of the directions, turn right at the trail fork at the sign that says, "To Dinosaur Mtn upper climbing areas." Going left here as per the "To Mallory Cave" sign leads to the dead end at the cave closure.