Finger Flatiron Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Finger Flatiron from the west, with the summit of ...
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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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Finger Flatiron:
Mere Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches
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Patience 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b CO
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This is a short but strikingly beautiful, bolted line on N face of The Finger Flatiron. Beware, it can be mistaken for the route Nude Figures in a Hollow Fruit by the unsuspecting (like me). Find this line as the R-most line on the true N face. This differs from Rossiter's description in 'Flatiron Climbs.' It's lack of sun and coarse rock warrants long sleeves and long pants.3 stars for aesthetics, 1.5 stars for rock quality, 2 stars for climbing, 2 stars for position. Scramble either from ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
BETA PHOTO: The Box (Left) and Finger Flatiron (right) as view...
A view from this part of the approach makes it cle...
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.