East and West Gazebo/Veranda from our friendly nei...
This formation is really made up of two small Flatirons West Gazebo and East Gazebo, and a host of smaller rocks attached to them. The space between them forms a small amphitheater. Both rocks offer easy (4th class or 5.0) climbing up their East faces and South ridges while their West and North faces are steep and overhanging.
The East Gazebo provides the best scrambling of the two and would make the perfect place to teach someone the ropes, literally. The rock is clean and solid and the large East face provides a variety of climbing up the 150 ft face.
The West Gazebo is a bit more serious and its East face is blocked in places by an overhanging bulge. The face is less clean than its Eastern bretheren. It does sport a rusty 1/4" bolt at the summit for anchoring.
Descent - Downclimb the way you came up...
Hike up the Mallory trail, past the Babyhorn and Square Rock. As the trail turns South, you will pass a large overhanging rock on your right. This is the southern part of the East Gazebo. If you continue a few more feet on the trail, you will see a small meadow (amphitheater) to your right, the West Gazebo will be the rock to the left of this small meadow.
Climbing Season For the Central area.
Weather station 2.9 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Gazebo
East Face of the West Gazebo Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c CO
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There are many options to reach the summit. The easiest and shortest way up is probably the North edge of the east face, but we came up from the meadow to the south. The south side provides lots of possibilities. You could get on the south ridge early and extend your journey a couple hundred feet, or you can walk up the gully all the way to the final 60 foot head wall. The easiest route up this last section is to walk left to the arête and follow a left-facing corner until it runs out. This cor...[more] Browse More Classics in CO