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Second Flatiron 

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The Second Flatiron rests between the much more imposing First and Third Flatirons. It is much neglected and only sees a small fraction of the traffic that its more stately neighbors get. However, it is the home of several classic flatiron scrambles of considerable length, and is well worth a visit. Be sure to sample Freeway, Dodge Block, and Free for All - Flatiron Classics by any measure.

Getting There 

From the ranger cottage at Chautauqua Park follow the Chautauqua trail to the Flatirons Loop Trail. Follow this trail about 2/10 of a mile south to the Second/Third Flatiron trail. This trail leads directly to the bottom of the north side of the Second Flatiron. The approach takes approximately half an hour.

The descent is to the north to the saddle between the First Flatiron and Sunset Rock. Pick up the the Second/Third Flatiron trail here and descend to the east.

15 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Second Flatiron:
The Compound   V7 7A+     Boulder   
The Gutter   V?     Boulder   
Dodge Block   5.0 2- 4 I MM 1c     Trad   
Freeway   5.0 2- 4 I MM 1c     Trad, 6 pitches   
South Sneak   5.2 3 8 II D 2c     Trad   
Dodge Block Variation (Tunnel Route)   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 600'   
Free for All   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad   
South East Arete/Second   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 4 pitches   
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Right below the tunnel.

Dodge Block Variation (Tunnel Route) 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b  CO : Flatirons : ... : Second Flatiron
This novelty variation makes the otherwise forgetable Dodge Block route worth repeating with a short bit of cool tunneling beneath a mini arch. The arch is visible from Freeway and from pitch two of Dodge Block (also pictured on page 46 of the Fixed Pin guidebook).Follow the Dodge Block route for two 60m pitches to the tree even with the foot of the Pullman Car. Rather than bailing out right towards Freeway, continue straight up to the apex of the groove. Pass a pair...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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The West Face/spooky (for the first time) downclimb.
The West Face/spooky (for the first time) downclim...
Second Flatiron from the east.
Second Flatiron from the east.
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