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The Hourglass

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The Hourglass Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,400'
Location: 39.9807, -105.2932 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Monty, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Orphaned on Jul 11, 2006
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Hourglass's north face. Nice colored lichens.

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Description 

This is is an obscure Flatiron that is probably best left that way. Guaranteed you'd be alone climbing here. Be careful of the east face scramble, as it ascends bad rock that is covered in moss, lichen, and pine needles.

Getting There 

Hike the Royal Arch trail to the Royal Arch. Hike SW towards the Anomaly, then straight uphill to the west once you are above the Anomaly for several hundred yards to the base of the east face. Make sure that you stay south (left) of the Fifth Flatiron during the approach.

Climbing Season

For the Central area.

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Northeast ridge of Hourglass.

East Face (of the Hourglass) Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c  CO : Flatirons : ... : The Hourglass
This is a difficult climb to describe in detail, as the line is indefinite and might climb almost anywhere on the face. The line you take will vary and be mostly be determined by finding the cleanest and driest rock rather than by what looks best at first. A few trees and cracks near said trees offer the best potential belays if you are roped up....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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