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The Apostle is a small Flatiron with typical climbing for the area. While many of the formations near the Apostle are seldom visited, this is one of the few that does not have much to offer to deserve more traffic. There are only two routes on the Apostle, although like most of the Flatirons, many variations exist. The best variation I found was climbing the center face of the Apostle.
This area is a couple hundred yards from any established trail, so some bushwhacking is in order. Take the South Shanahan Trail, until it intersects with the Mesa Trail, and take that south for a few hundred yards. At this point, start heading towards the formation to the west through some fields. You'll see the formations ahead of you and bushwhack through the meadow heading in the general direction of them. There is a drainage below the Apostle which leads right to the base of the Northeast Ridge. The Apostle is about a two minute hike below the Devil's Advocate and a few more minutes from Tiny Tower.
5 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Apostle:
East Face Center 5.0 2- 4 I MM 1c Trad, 2 pitches, 350'
The Tongue is like Fire 5.0 2- 4 I MM 1c Trad, 2 pitches, 400'
Southeast Ridge 5.2 3 8 II D 2c PG13 Trad, 3 pitches, 450'
The Tongue is a Rudder 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 450'
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This is one of the better routes on the rock, and it is previously undocumented.Approach as for the other Apostle routes, but continue South along the base past the main face. A huge, left-facing corner separates the 'sub-slab' from the main East Face. Go around this corner and uphill to this second tier of rock and settle at the base just left of the huge corner. Boot up and climb main face on good holds and clean dry stone on this face the summit.This route finishes on the "true summit" of the...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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