|Consensus:||YDS: 5.2 French: 3 Ewbanks: 8 UIAA: II ZA: 8 British: D 2c [details]|
|Submitted By:||George Bell on Apr 11, 2002|
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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Nov 11, 2007
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
|Can be very easy to get off route and into more serious or difficult climbing. I don't think I've ever found a 5.2 way up it.|
Jun 28, 2013
|I believe I started at in the correct area for this climb, but I am guessing I did not follow the route, as I encountered very little 5.2 climbing. MUCH harder than Diagonals or some of the other 5.2s on the Slab. That being said, it was also probably the most fun I have had on a Flatiron solo. I think most of the climbing I did was in the 5.5-5.7 range, I mostly stuck to the steeper lines. The climbing is great, lots of juggy, steep, even some short overhang sections with slab interspersed. A bit different from a lot of the east face Flatirons I've done. Plus the Slab doesn't see as much traffic as the other popular solos, and the view from the rock is great.|
By Brian C.
From: Longmont, CO
Dec 6, 2014
rating: 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R
This route would be no fun for somebody just getting into Flatiron ambling. For the grade, it is steeper and runout when compared to other Flatiron slabs with the same rating. I'm pretty sure that we followed the Gerry Roach description to the T. The crux bulge is short with a decent piece at your feet, but the rest of the route is essentially pro-free and finding the easy way is not obvious at all while on the expansive face.
That said, this really was an enjoyable outing and a route I will likely repeat. We made the tree on the summit ridge in two 180' pitches and a third 350' "pitch" (simuled).