First Flatironette Rock Climbing
|GPS:||39.992, -105.293 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Tony B on Oct 8, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe First Flatironette is very well described by its name. What comes to mind, a smaller, easier version of the First Flatiron? You've got it! The two rocks are practically attached as well. I could not have thought of a better name.
Come to think of it, I could not have though of a better venue to introduce a new climber to the sport, at least for slab climbing. The rock is bulletproof, by and large, with nice edges, pockets and cracks available in most areas of the cliff. I've never seen it crowded either. Due to its low angle, the 350' long East Face is sunny from Early morning until beyond noon, and shady late in the day.
To descend from any route on it, scramble along the ridge up top to a point where you can step, climb or scamble off to the west, then walk north past a gully, past The Spy, and continue North down a hill until you reach a well-traveled East/West Trail. Head East on this trail to gain the cliff base again. This trail is pretty good and should take only 5-10 minutes.
Getting ThereApproach as per the First Flatiron until just before the foot bridge at the base. There is a clear sign designating the branch toward the Flatironette vs. The Flatiron. Take this to a trail that runs below the cliff line. When you see the route you are intending to do, walk up from the main trail to the base and set up to climb.
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