Fatiron Rock Climbing
|GPS:||39.961, -105.289 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Warren Teissier on Oct 8, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe Fatiron is a large flatiron formation just right (North) of the Maiden. It is broken into two pieces. The first piece (Eastern most)is roughly 650 ft long and is steeper that the 350ft Western most piece.
The Fatiron East face route climbs up the center of both pieces and is one of Gerry Roach's top ten Flatiron climbs. The quality of the rock and different types of climbing make it clear why Gerry decided to honor this route with such ranking.
Getting ThereAs many of the rocks on the South part of the Flatirons, the approach to the Fatiron is rather long (1:15 Hr- 1:30hr)if you don't get lost and hike at a brisk pace.
Follow the approach directions as for the Maiden. Starting from the South mesa trail hike north to the North fork of the Shadow Canyon trail (next to the open water trough made out of slate)
Hike South West on the North fork of the Shadow Canyon for some 20+ yards and cross north (right) over and across the tallus field of an old quarry. Once across the talus field head West skirting the talus field. Continue up West trying to make out the formatins above you. As the rough trail starts heading South-West towards the Maiden scramble West in between some very large boulders. From here the Fatiron will be looming above you. The start for the East Face route is done from the North gully of the rock.
The first piece of rock you will bump into is really a Flatironette that leans against the East Face proper. You can climb this for a pitch or so or scramble on it's North side up the steepening gully to where the Flatironette ends and the East face begins. Scramble up to the notch in between and begin.
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