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The Flatiron

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Little Porky S 
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Salt Packed Pig Sack T 

The Flatiron Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: The Flatiron from the highway. I'm climbing Salt P...


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 Hounds Hump Ridge (Eaglet etc) area.

Weather station 7.8 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Flatiron

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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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By Alex Abrams
From: Lyme, NH
Jul 31, 2016
My partner and I climbed Puckered Pork today. When my partner weighted the bolted anchor to rap from the top of the pitch, one of the bolt hangers popped off. Probably a loose spinner that we did not notice. Unfortunately we did not have the necessary hardware to fix it. So the anchor for these 3 climbs only has one bolt as of now. Also most of the bolts on Puckered Pork look like they could be replaced. I am not knowledgeable about bolting but would be happy to head up there with someone who is and help replace the old hardware.
By Jon.R
Oct 15, 2016
Anchor is back in good shape.

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