Green Thumb Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: From the west.
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
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). Most routes are on the west and south side of the rock, so you will walk around most of it.
You can also reach the Green Thumb from Bluebell Canyon by wandering up west of the East Ironing Board (past Velvet Elvis
Weather station 2.5 miles from here
11 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Green Thumb
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Green Thumb:
Far Niente 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
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Far Niente 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a CO
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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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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?