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The Hourglass

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This is is an obscure Flatiron that is probably best left that way. It is guaranteed you'd be alone climbing here. Be careful of the east face scramble, as it ascends bad rock that is covered in moss, lichen, and pine needles.

Getting There

Hike the Royal Arch trail to the Royal Arch. Hike SW towards the Anomaly, then straight uphill to the west once you are above the Anomaly for several hundred yards to the base of the east face. Make sure that you stay south (left) of the Fifth Flatiron during the approach.

Routes from Left to Right

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Hourglass's north face.  Nice colored lichens.
[Hide Photo] Hourglass's north face. Nice colored lichens.