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Tiny Tower

Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > South
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Description

This rock provides a couple of pleasant Flatiron Scrambles including a Flatiron Classic (Roach Guide) on a very remote section of the Flatirons.

The hike is long and the elevation gain is substantial but you will be rewarded with good rock and no lines waiting at the base (we did spot a boulderer working on a "project" somewhere in an obscure section of the approach)

The Rock is a couple hundred feet North and slightly West of the Devil's advocate. It's top sits North and about same level as the base of the Flying Flatiron.

Getting There

The easiest approach is to hike up the South Shanahan trail and turn South on the Mesa trail. After a couple of hundred yards cut right across a man made meadow heading West South West. This will eventually drop you into a small Canyon. Follow the canyon West eventually exiting it to continue West up the Hill. By now you should have the Devil's advocate to your left and to your right a broken rib of rock runnning West and ending slightly North of Tiny Tower. After a steep couple hundred feet from this point you will be at the base.

It took us 50 minutes a a brisk pace to do this approach

Routes from Left to Right

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 6
East Face/Tiny Tower
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 2
South Crack Right
Trad
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
 5
West Ridge
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
East Face/Tiny Tower
 6
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
South Crack Right
 2
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad
West Ridge
 5
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c Trad

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Tiny Tower as seen from the South.  It is the center crag in this picture.
[Hide Photo] Tiny Tower as seen from the South. It is the center crag in this picture.
Tiny Tower lies in the center of the photo, with Devil's Advocate in the Foreground, and Pegasus in the background. The tip of the Sphinx shows in the lower right of the image.  This is as taken from The Apostle.
[Hide Photo] Tiny Tower lies in the center of the photo, with Devil's Advocate in the Foreground, and Pegasus in the background. The tip of the Sphinx shows in the lower right of the image. This is as taken fr…
the tiny tower from the east
[Hide Photo] the tiny tower from the east