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Elevation: 6,868 ft 2,093 m
GPS: 39.9872, -105.29298
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This area includes popular and classic rocks such as the First and Third Flatirons, the Amphitheatre in Gregory Canyon, all the way south to and including the Skunk 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 Suggest change

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

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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.

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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.
V8 7B
 174
The Turning Point
Boulder
V9 7C
 35
Fleshfest
Boulder
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
 1,206
Freeway
Trad 6 pitches
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
 109
Yodeling Moves
Trad 3 pitches
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
 257
Angel's Way
Trad 8 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 1,143
East Face (Standard)
Trad 8 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 148
East Face Left
Trad 9 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 1,307
Direct Route
Trad 10 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 116
Friday's Folly
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 41
Velvet Elvis
Sport 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 114
Death and Transfiguration
Trad
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 79
Uncle Dad
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 20
Heaven and Hell
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 17
Slave to the Rhythm
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 19
Nephson
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Turning Point Satellite Boulders > BBC Boulder
 174
V8 7B Boulder
Fleshfest Satellite Boulders > BBC Boulder
 35
V9 7C Boulder
Freeway Second Flatiron
 1,206
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c Trad 6 pitches
Yodeling Moves Hammerhead
 109
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c Trad 3 pitches
Angel's Way Skunk Canyon > Ridge 3 aka Angel's Way
 257
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c Trad 8 pitches
East Face (Standard) Third Flatiron
 1,143
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 8 pitches
East Face Left Third Flatiron
 148
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 9 pitches
Direct Route First Flatiron
 1,307
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad 10 pitches
Friday's Folly Third Flatiron
 116
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Velvet Elvis E Ironing Board
 41
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Death and Transfiguration Green Mtn Pinnacle
 114
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Uncle Dad Hillbilly Rock
 79
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Heaven and Hell Skunk Canyon > Ridge 1 aka Stairway…
 20
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Slave to the Rhythm E Ironing Board
 17
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Nephson Hillbilly Rock
 19
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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