Elevation: 6,900 ft
GPS: 39.982, -105.293 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mike Sofranko on Nov 15, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details

Description

The Fifth Flatiron is the last numbered flatiron. At first, it can be slightly difficult to pick out of the jumble of rocks to the south of the Third Flatiron, but it has a distinctive north ridge and a very pointy summit. The Fifth is much more isolated than the First and Second, and hardly sees any traffic in comparison. However, don't expect a wilderness experience for your jaunt up the Fifth, as the Royal Arch is just below and day hikers make lots of noise. Also, it can be challenging to know you are on the right Flatiron from its base.

Getting There

Begin at Chautauqua Park, and hike up the road to the Bluebell Shelter. Follow the signs for the Royal Arch. After going over Sentinel Pass and descending steeply, you will curve around the bottom of the 4th Flatiron. Finding the bottom of the right side of the Fifth is slightly difficult on a first visit. The Tangen Towers are between the 4th and 5th Flatirons. Head up to the south of the Tangen Towers and then left towards the bottom of the Fifth. Bushwhacking may be required; however, you can reach the right side after going uphill from the Royal Arch and heading right. To reach the left side of the east face, continue to the Royal Arch, and then head straight uphill. There is a dirty flatironette in front and right of the Fifth, so keep this in mind when trying to find the start of your route.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Fifth Flatiron

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5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
 15
Cat Scratches
Trad 5 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
 51
East Face, North Side
Trad 7 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 78
East Face South Side or Left
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 33
Northeast Face
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cat Scratches
 15
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c Trad 5 pitches
East Face, North Side
 51
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R Trad 7 pitches
East Face South Side or Left
 78
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Northeast Face
 33
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad 4 pitches
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