Elevation: 7,265 ft
GPS: 39.987, -105.295 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: George Bell on Feb 7, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details
Access Issue: Some crags in this area are closed 1 February to 31 July: Details

Description

This is a small tower at the north end of the East Ironing Board. Here you will find several short crack routes as well as a couple of sport routes. This formation is closed Feb 1-July 31 for raptor nesting. The Green Thumb is listed separately from the East Ironing Board because it is not easy to follow the south ridge of this Ironing Board to the Green Thumb - a nasty overhang bars progress at a point about 150' north of the top of Velvet Elvis.

Getting There

The easiest way to reach the Green Thumb is from the saddle west of the Third Flatiron. Follow a faint trail west, staying north of the crest of the ridge. Soon you will see the Green Thumb to your left. Follow a gully up to the saddle west of the Green Thumb (where the above photo was taken). Most routes are on the west and south side of the rock, so you will walk around most of it.

You can also reach the Green Thumb from Bluebell Canyon by wandering up west of the East Ironing Board (past Velvet Elvis).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Green Thumb

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5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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Far Niente
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Far Niente
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5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
Anyone know anything about the sport route around the corner left from Green Corner and Farniente? On the N. side of the summit of Green Thumb? Sep 10, 2006