Gregory Canyon and Flagstaff looking down from The...
Some crags in this area are closed 1 February to 31 July: MORE INFO >>>
The following crags are closed 1 February to 31 July: First Pinnacle (Gregory Canyon) Second Pinnacle (Gregory Canyon) Third Pinnacle (Gregory Canyon) Third Flatiron Queen Anne's Head WC Fields Pinnacle The Ghetto East Ironing Board West Ironing Board The Fin Green Thumb Jaws
This is the northern-most section of the the Flatirons which may be lumped together to help you find your way here. Included in the area is the better known Amphitheatre and some of the less-well known crags here (like 3rd, 4th, 5th pinnacles). Apparently, according to Rossiter, there is even a granite crag in this canyon. One route from this canyon even made the cover shot of a Boulder non-climber publication.
Some shade can be found at some of the crags for those seeking cooler cragging in the hotter months. None of these routes are long here.
Access can be most readily obtained by parking in or near the Gregory Canyon Trailhead. Parking is popular here and, as a result, limited. Note, parking here does cost for non-Boulder County registered vehicles. 2006 was still $3/day and $25/year. However, street parking nearby and parking at Chataqua (0.6 mi) is free.
Also, for those wandering around with little kids, this is bear and mountain lion territory. Be careful.
There is also significant poison ivy in the area for the sensitive.
US 36 to Baseline. Go W past 6th Ave and look for the trailhead area on the left. Parking is also available on 6th, 7th, 8th, and at Chatauqua.
You can string a rope between the first and second pinnacles to make a fairly exposed tyrolean traverse. The two giant, flatiron's style eyebolts at the top of the pinnacles make for some bomber anchors. The crux is in getting the rope across the gap without the rope snagging on something. I found it's easiest to climb the downclimb routes for both....[more]Browse More Classics in CO
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