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Finger Flatiron Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,075'
Location: 39.9742, -105.2898 View Map  Incorrect?
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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

    For the Central area.

    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

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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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    Rock Climbing Photo: Dave Turner climbing through lower section

    Dropline 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CO : Flatirons : ... : Finger Flatiron
    The climb has two distinct sections with the lower face being about 5.7 with the most difficult moves coming at the shallow, left-facing corner at the end of the starting ramp. The upper section of the climb is the obvious dihedral, which starts in the slab directly above Monodoigt. Climb through bulging rock on some fun crystals and pockets to get established at the base of the dihedral. A combination of stemming and layback moves gets you to a rest position on the left arete half way up the d...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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    Rock Climbing Photo: The Box (Left) and Finger Flatiron (right) as view...
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    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.

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