Elevation: 6,868 ft
GPS: 39.987, -105.293 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details
Access Issue: Subject to Seasonal Closures: Details

Description

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

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.

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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
 107
Sputnik One
Boulder
V1+ 5
 193
A7 -V1
Boulder
V4- 6B
 160
Original Grapple
Boulder
V8 7B
 101
The Turning Point
Boulder
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
 729
Freeway
Trad 6 pitches
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
 136
Angel's Way
Trad 8 pitches
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 110
Stairway to Heaven
Trad 6 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 857
East Face (Standard)
Trad 8 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 192
North Arete
Trad 5 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 192
Fandango
Trad 5 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 118
East Face Left
Trad 9 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 80
College Drop Out aka East Face N…
Trad 6 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 1,028
Direct Route
Trad 10 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 92
Friday's Folly
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 92
Death and Transfiguration
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sputnik One Satellite Boulders > Sputnik Boulder
 107
V1 5 Boulder
A7 -V1 Satellite Boulders > A-7 Boulder
 193
V1+ 5 Boulder
Original Grapple Satellite Boulders > BBC Boulder
 160
V4- 6B Boulder
The Turning Point Satellite Boulders > BBC Boulder
 101
V8 7B Boulder
Freeway Second Flatiron
 729
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c Trad 6 pitches
Angel's Way Skunk Canyon > Ridge 3 aka Angel's Way
 136
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c Trad 8 pitches
Stairway to Heaven Skunk Canyon > Ridge 1 aka Stairway…
 110
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 6 pitches
East Face (Standard) Third Flatiron
 857
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 8 pitches
North Arete First Flatiron
 192
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 5 pitches
Fandango First Flatiron
 192
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 5 pitches
East Face Left Third Flatiron
 118
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 9 pitches
College Drop Out aka East F… Third Flatiron
 80
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 6 pitches
Direct Route First Flatiron
 1,028
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad 10 pitches
Friday's Folly Third Flatiron
 92
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Death and Transfiguration Green Mtn Pinnacle
 92
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
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