Satellite Boulders Climbing
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DescriptionRight 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 ThereWalk 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.]
Classic Climbing Routes at Satellite Boulders
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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