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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.
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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Second Flatiron:
The Gutter V? Boulder
Dodge Block 5.0 Trad
Freeway 5.0 Trad, 6 pitches
South Sneak 5.2 Trad
Dodge Block Variation (Tunnel Route) 5.6 Trad, 3 pitches, 600 feet
South East Arete/Second 5.7 Trad, 4 pitches
Featured Route For Second Flatiron
The Gutter V? CO : Flatirons : ... : Second Flatiron
The Gutter is a fine alternative to the Ghetto during the seasonal raptor closure which runs from February 1 through July 31 each year. While not as big or inspiring a bouldering slot, it's a handy place to get a pump, and can be combined with the Satellite Boulders, the Yarbles or the Compound to yield a nice circuit.The Gutter sits directly below and east of the large overhang on the very left (south) side of the Second Flatiron. Approach via the Third Flatiron trail, but once at the Satellite...[more] Browse More Classics in CO