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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'   
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    Featured Route For Green Thumb
    Luke Kearns on Farniente.

    Far Niente 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  CO : Flatirons : ... : Green Thumb
    Loosely translated from Italian, Far Niente means doing nothing. However, with its slabby nature, airy feel and wickedly technical moves, climbing this beautiful, old school sport route is hardly nothing.Solo up 15 feet of grey rock, and move left across a ledge until you are below the first bolt. Balance over the small roof, and levitate past the second bolt and the hardest moves using tiny pebbles, and edges. Although the difficulty eases off past the third bolt, the 5.11 climbing remains ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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    On the summit.
    On the summit.

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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?