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Description

The Apostle is a small Flatiron with typical climbing for the area. While many of the formations near the Apostle are seldom visited, this is one of the few that does not have much to offer to deserve more traffic. There are only two routes on the Apostle, although like most of the Flatirons, many variations exist. The best variation I found was climbing the center face of the Apostle.

Descending off the top is very easy as the trees and ground run parallel on the North side of the Apostle, never decreasing very far in elevation from the NE ridge. From the top, scramble to the West and then down the North side.

Getting There

This area is a couple hundred yards from any established trail, so some bushwhacking is in order. Take the South Shanahan Trail, until it intersects with the Mesa Trail, and take that south for a few hundred yards. At this point, start heading towards the formation to the west through some fields. You'll see the formations ahead of you and bushwhack through the meadow heading in the general direction of them. There is a drainage below the Apostle which leads right to the base of the Northeast Ridge. The Apostle is about a two minute hike below the Devil's Advocate and a few more minutes from Tiny Tower.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Apostle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
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The Tongue is like Fire
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
The Tongue is a Rudder
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Tongue is like Fire
 3
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c Trad 2 pitches
The Tongue is a Rudder
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
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