Elevation: 6,361 ft
GPS: 39.99, -105.29 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 170,798 total · 907/month
Shared By: Orphaned on Apr 28, 2005
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details

Description

Right at the base of the Second Flatiron a collection of boulders exists that offer some killer problems. Although it's the same kind of rock as Flagstaff, it doesn't seem to hurt as much. Some classic hard problems like The Turning Point (V9) are found here along with plenty of others that are fun and not near as hard. The best time to go is when there is no snow on the ground, because you find tons of chalked things that may not be in any book but are really good problems. This is a great after work or school destination, because it is so close and offers things to goof around on, or serious projects that will take you several weeks or months to complete, unless your name is Sharma.

Getting There

Walk up the road in Chataqua almost to the Bluebell Shelter then take the trail that branches off left to The Second Flatiron. You should go over a small wooden bridge a few yards along the trail. If this doesn't happen, you're on the wrong trail. Keep going on this trail and take a [right] to The Second Flatiron when the trail forks. The trail will fork again almost at the base of The Second Flatiron, and this is where the climbing begins. Most of the bouldering is up on the left trail, but some stuff can be found off to the right.

[The trail you take at the beginning is the access trail to the Second and Third Flatiron, then you stay left and take the trail to the Third Flatiron. Most of the boulders are just a little way up this trail. Although you start on the [Royal Arch] trail, don't stay on it when the trail breaks.]

Stewardship

Please consider minimizing your impact when enjoying the area. There are already signs of erosion, plant trampling, etc. Do your best to ensure future access to this wonderful area!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Satellite Boulders

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V0 4
 96
Sputnik Two
Boulder
V1 5
 111
Sputnik One
Boulder
V1 5
 40
Sputnik 1.5
Boulder
V1+ 5
 206
A7 -V1
Boulder
V3- 6A
 75
Major Tom
Boulder
V4- 6B
 175
Original Grapple
Boulder
V5 6C
 92
Aerogel
Boulder
V5 6C
 98
Zero G
Boulder
V6 7A
 53
Balance in Nature
Boulder
V6 7A
 51
Re-Entry Burn
Boulder
V7 7A+
 51
Girlfriend's Backside
Boulder
V8 7B
 108
The Turning Point
Boulder
V8 7B
 48
Face Full of Brian
Boulder
V9 7C
 37
Captain Hook
Boulder
V9 7C
 22
Fleshfest
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sputnik Two Sputnik Boulder
 96
V0 4 Boulder
Sputnik One Sputnik Boulder
 111
V1 5 Boulder
Sputnik 1.5 Sputnik Boulder
 40
V1 5 Boulder
A7 -V1 A-7 Boulder
 206
V1+ 5 Boulder
Major Tom BBC Boulder
 75
V3- 6A Boulder
Original Grapple BBC Boulder
 175
V4- 6B Boulder
Aerogel Stardust Boulder
 92
V5 6C Boulder
Zero G BBC Boulder
 98
V5 6C Boulder
Balance in Nature BBC Boulder
 53
V6 7A Boulder
Re-Entry Burn BBC Boulder
 51
V6 7A Boulder
Girlfriend's Backside Girlfriend Boulder
 51
V7 7A+ Boulder
The Turning Point BBC Boulder
 108
V8 7B Boulder
Face Full of Brian A-7 Boulder
 48
V8 7B Boulder
Captain Hook A-7 Boulder
 37
V9 7C Boulder
Fleshfest BBC Boulder
 22
V9 7C Boulder
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