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Elevation: 7,275 ft 2,217 m
GPS: 39.9864, -105.2953
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Shared By: George Bell on Nov 13, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
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This secretive crag lies behind the Third Flatiron and East Ironing Board and sees very few climbers. It's east face is very smooth and contains a distictive offwidth crack that curves up and right (the route "Crescent"). The east face is home to several runout face routes. The west face is generally overhanging, and a long hike in.

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Follow the approach to the East Ironing Board, but continue on up Bluebell canyon a few hundred feet to the base of the east face. Descent: From any route that reaches the ridgecrest, one may scramble the ridge NW to hiking terrain. It is also possible to downclimb or rappel a 4th class chimney to the west. On the east face, there is only one crack which runs straight from the base to the ridge - the 4th class chimney is the other side of this crack. From the summit area, it is easier to head north into and descend the drainage between the Third and Second Flatirons (rather than going down Bluebell Creek).

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Classic Climbing Routes at West Ironing Board

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
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Crescent
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Crescent
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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R Trad
Smoother
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X Trad
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