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Description 

The Flatiron is a 450' wall of volcanic rock that is some of the best in the Superstition mountains. The Superstitions are located on the east edge of the Valley of the Sun. The Flatiron has a southern and northern exposure. The two meet at a visible prow seen from the valley below. Only a few routes have been done, earlier routes were scare fests that keep most away. For some reason, the shadier the route, the better the rock.


Getting There 

To access the west face of the supes, drive to Lost Dutchman State Park. The entry fee is $5 and a map will give you directions to Siphon Gully. Walk up the gully @ 2hrs til near the north side of the Flatiron and follow a trail heading towards the prow along the bottom of the cliff.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Flatiron:
Sidewinder   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Field of Dreams   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 450'   
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Featured Route For Flatiron
The route is just left of the prow and follows a more or less straight line.  Lot of bolts and cracks get you 450' of climbing.

Field of Dreams 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Flatiron
Walk 50' left of the prow of Flatiron, at a 25' flake leaning against the wall. Left side is thin, right is hands. A welded cold shut is visible 30' above. Climb up and right past bolts then left onto blocks to surmount bolt protected stem roof p1/150'/5.10c. Belay from ledge up and right. Climb easy 5th class cracks up and left to below white band of rock p2/50'. Go straight up past bolts on white band to dihedral and go right into crack that traverses left on bolt to belay on large block...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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