This gentle slab of good quality rock sits just in front of the Third Flatiron. It catches the morning sun and is an excellent early morning scrambling venue, or as an extended approach to the Standard East Face on the Third Flatiron.
Hike up the Royal Arch trail from Chautauqua, passing the turnoff for the 2nd and 3rd Flatiron trail. 100 feet before the trail crosses the seasonal stream, there is a faint trail heading uphill on the right. Follow this trending leftwards to reach the base of the Southeast Ridge.
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Southeast Ridge 4th 1 2 I M 1b CO : Flatirons : ... : Third Flatironette
Start at the lowest point of the southeast corner. Gently ascend onto the ridge, following this with nice exposure to the summit. Alternatively, trend rightwards at about 150 feet to a sweet offwidth crack leading to a few small trees. Above this is an awesome squeeze chimney section which leads back out onto the main face.To descend from the summit, either downclimb the north side for 20 feet into hiking territory, downclimb a tree on the right or rap from one of the solid flakes. It is possibl...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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