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Green Thumb

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Green Thumb  


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Elevation: 7,265'
Location: 39.9871, -105.2949 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: George Bell on Feb 7, 2002
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  • Description 

    This is a small tower at the north end of the East Ironing Board. Here you will find several short crack routes as well as a couple of sport routes. This formation is closed Feb 1-July 31 for raptor nesting. The Green Thumb is listed separately from the East Ironing Board because it is not easy to follow the south ridge of this Ironing Board to the Green Thumb - a nasty overhang bars progress at a point about 150' north of the top of Velvet Elvis.

    Getting There 

    The easiest way to reach the Green Thumb is from the saddle west of the Third Flatiron. Follow a faint trail west, staying north of the crest of the ridge. Soon you will see the Green Thumb to your left, follow a gully up to the saddle west of the Green Thumb (where the above photo was taken). You can also reach the Green Thumb from Bluebell Canyon by wandering up west of the East Ironing Board (past Velvet Elvis).

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 2.5 miles from here

    11 Total Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',2],['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 Green Thumb:
    Green Crack   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
    Diagonal Finger Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
    Far Niente   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
    Browse More Classics in Green Thumb

    Featured Route For Green Thumb
    If only this were longer... it would be a CLASSIC!

    Green Crack 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Flatirons : ... : Green Thumb
    This route is located in a SW facing alcove just south of the summit tower. It is not quite visible in the Green Thumb photo on the Green Thumb rock page, however if you walk 50' south from where that photo was taken you would see this alcove.The vertical crack in the back of the alcove is Green Crack (5.8+). Climb the crack, short but sweet. Rap back down from a small tree at the top. I would give this route 3 stars if it wasn't so short....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Sep 10, 2006
    Anyone know anything about the sport route around the corner left from Green Corner and Farniente? On the N. side of the summit of Green Thumb?