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Submitted By: BALDY on Nov 2, 2009


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A steep, clean, alpine crag well worth the visit. When looking up at The Eaglet, from I93, this is the very smooth and steep looking face of rock just to the left. There are three routes up this intimidating face, the most moderate being "Salt Packed Pig Sack (5.8)," which is the center-most line. This crag has a remote and alpine feel, despite being only a 20 min hike from the highway.

Getting There 

Follow the approach as for The Eaglet. Once you reach the beginning of the talus, and the first cairn, look for a second trail of cairns that branches off left. Follow this steep trail into the gully just below the obvious Flatiron.

Climbing Season

For the WM: Franconia Notch area.

Weather station 7.8 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Flatiron:
Salt Packed Pig Sack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Little Porky   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
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Little Porky 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NH : WM: Franconia Notch : ... : The Flatiron
This route has exciting exposed face climbing the entire way. It follows the flat iron right arete from start to finish. Start at the same anchor as Salt Packed Pig Sack and head straight up. Delicately surmount the first overlap, then enjoy the ride. Half way up, rest at a ledge and peek around the corner if you dare. Continue on to the top to a two bolt anchor. Two ropes needed for rappel....[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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