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Finger Flatiron  


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Elevation: 7,075'
Location: 39.9742, -105.2898 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: George Bell on Oct 11, 2001
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  • Description 

    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.

    Getting There 

    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.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 2.8 miles from here

    13 Total Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]
    ['<=5.6',3],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

    The Classics

    Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Finger Flatiron:
    East Face/Finger Flatiron   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 3 pitches   
    Mere Wall   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   
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    Featured Route For Finger Flatiron
    Doug Redosh on P1 Mere Wall.

    Mere Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Flatirons : ... : Finger Flatiron
    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

    Photos of Finger Flatiron Slideshow Add Photo
    The Box (Left) and Finger Flatiron (right) as viewed from the West on the Fee Fi Fo Fum areas. Photo by Tony Bubb, 2004.
    BETA PHOTO: The Box (Left) and Finger Flatiron (right) as view...
    A view from this part of the approach makes it clear why the formations 'The Hand' and 'The Finger'were so named.
    A view from this part of the approach makes it cle...

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    By Leo Paik
    Administrator
    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.