Elevation: 7,075 ft
GPS: 39.974, -105.29 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: George Bell on Oct 11, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details

Description

This long, narrow Flatiron is located immediately north of The Hand and Mallory Cave. In 2001, the East Face of this crag was closed from Spring to late Fall to protect bats.

Getting There

The base of the East Face rises above the end of the Mallory Cave Trail. The easiest way to reach all other faces is to continue on the trail past Mallory Cave as it climbs south of The Box. When you get almost as high as the summit of the Finger Flatiron, the trail forks, take the left fork and walk south into the gully behind (west of) the Finger Flatiron. To get off the summit, rap 60' northwest from slings.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Finger Flatiron

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5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
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East Face/Finger Flatiron
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Mere Wall
Trad 2 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 3
South Side of the Sky
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
East Face/Finger Flatiron
 13
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 3 pitches
Mere Wall
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
South Side of the Sky
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport 2 pitches
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Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
Mallory Cave is permanently closed to human use to reduce the chance of introducing white-nose syndrome. The area surrounding Mallory Cave will be closed unti Oct. 1 to protect Townsend's big-eared bats. Apr 27, 2013
Dave Clark 5.10
Golden, CO
Dave Clark 5.10   Golden, CO
Getting there: To clarify the "going past Mallory Cave" part of the directions, turn right at the trail fork at the sign that says, "To Dinosaur Mtn upper climbing areas." Going left here as per the "To Mallory Cave" sign leads to the dead end at the cave closure. May 4, 2014
An application for bolting a new route on the Finger Flatiron has been received by the FCC for the August 1 cycle. This is a 160-foot, 5.12a route with two alternate starts. Details of the proposed route can be found here on the FCC site: flatironsclimbing.org/current-...

Please feel free to post any comments you have on the application. The public meeting will be held at the Spot on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm, and everyone is welcome to join and vote there. Aug 2, 2017