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Areas in North

Annex Boulder, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Bella Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Challenger 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Deviation, Lower 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Deviation, Upper 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Downclimb/Sentinel Pass 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
East Ironing Board 12 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19
Easy Street 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
El Primero Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Eyes of the Canyon 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Fin, The 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
First Flatiron 19 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19
First Flatironette 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Ghetto, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Green Mountain Pinnacle 9 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Green Thumb 9 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 11
Gregory Canyon (including The Amphitheatre) 52 / 3 / 18 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 57
Herbert Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Jaws 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Macbeth 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Queen Anne's Head 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Saddle Rock 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Satellite Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 90 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 90
Second Flatiron 14 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 18
Sentinel Boulders 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Spy, The 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Sunset Flatironette 4 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Thing, The 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Third Flatiron 33 / 6 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 36
Third Flatironette 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Tomato Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Upper Satellite Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
W.C. Fields Pinnacle 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
West Ironing Board 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Willy B 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Woods Quarry 2 / 1 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
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Description

This area includes popular and classic rocks such as the First and Third Flatirons, and the Amphitheatre in Gregory Canyon. Climbs here range from short newer-age sport climbs to long, trad, slab routes, including some of the longer trad routes in the Flatirons: the whole face of the 3rd, which is about 1300 feet and the Direct East Face of the First Flatiron which is about 1400 feet. Hard conglomerate Fountain Formation sandstone is the medium for your rock craft.

Getting There

The usual approach to most routes in the North Flatirons area is from Chataqua Park (which can be crowded) or Gregory Canyon Trailhead (which charges parking fees for non-Boulder County registered vehicles). Take Baseline W. until you see a sign for the park on the left (you can't miss it since it's right below the Flatirons). For the Amphitheatre, continue on Baseline past the park entrance until Baseline curves sharply right up Flagstaff Mtn. Park on the road near here, or on the turn off to the trailhead on the left. You MUST pay for parking at the Gregory Canyon lot if you do not have Boulder County registration or you'll be ticketed by the Man.

Access

Various of the Flatirons are closed for falcon nesting from Feb 1 up to July 31 and for bat nesting Apr 1 to Aug 31. Historically, some of these in this area have included Sacred Cliffs, East & West Ironing Boards, The Third Flatiron, Queen Anne's Head, occasionally Gregory Amphitheatre, and possibly others.

374 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at North

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 97
Sputnik One
Boulder
V1+ 5
 165
A7 -V1
Boulder
V4- 6B
 123
Original Grapple
Boulder
V8 7B
 81
The Turning Point
Boulder
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
 566
Freeway
Trad 6 pitches
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a R
 82
East Ridge
Trad
Spy
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 81
Baker's Way
Trad 6 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 744
East Face (Standard)
Trad 8 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 163
North Arete
Trad 5 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 158
Fandango
Trad 5 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 101
East Face Left
Trad 9 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 67
College Drop Out aka East Face North…
Trad 6 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 890
Direct Route
Trad 10 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 74
Friday's Folly
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 76
Death and Transfiguration
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sputnik One Satellite Boulders > Sputnik Boulder
 97
V1 5 Boulder
A7 -V1 Satellite Boulders > A-7 Boulder
 165
V1+ 5 Boulder
Original Grapple Satellite Boulders > BBC Boulder
 123
V4- 6B Boulder
The Turning Point Satellite Boulders > BBC Boulder
 81
V8 7B Boulder
Freeway Second Flatiron
 566
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c Trad 6 pitches
East Ridge Spy
 82
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a R Trad
Baker's Way First Flatiron
 81
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 6 pitches
East Face (Standard) Third Flatiron
 744
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 8 pitches
North Arete First Flatiron
 163
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 5 pitches
Fandango First Flatiron
 158
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 5 pitches
East Face Left Third Flatiron
 101
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 9 pitches
College Drop Out aka East F… Third Flatiron
 67
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 6 pitches
Direct Route First Flatiron
 890
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad 10 pitches
Friday's Folly Third Flatiron
 74
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Death and Transfiguration Green Mtn Pinnacle
 76
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
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Julian Smith
Colorado Springs, CO
Julian Smith   Colorado Springs, CO
Great climbing area, but probably not the best place to go when CU has a home game. Trying to get out of there along with all of the football fans is way epic. Oct 12, 2003

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