Questa Flatiron Rock Climbing
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On November 16, 2020, the New Mexico state governor updated the executive order (cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/…) requiring all visitors from out of state to self-isolate or self-quarantine for a period of at least 14 days from the date of their entry into the State of New Mexico or for the duration of their presence in the State, whichever is shorter. The terms "self-isolate" or "self-quarantine" refer the voluntary physical separation of a person or group of people in a residence or other place of lodging. Any person who is self-isolating or self-quarantining may only leave a residence or place of lodging to receive medical care and should not allow others into the residence or place of lodging except for those providing medical care, emergency response, or other individuals designated by the New Mexico Department of Health.
The executive order also closes all New Mexico State Parks to non-NM residents.
This Executive Order shall take effect on November 16, 2020 and shall remain in effect through the duration of the public health emergency declared in Executive Order 2020-004 and any extensions of that emergency declaration or until it is rescinded.
Additionally, NM state guidance requires all persons to wear a mask anytime they are out in public, including outdoor recreation areas.
Climbing on the Questa Flatiron makes for a great second route of the day after you've done a route on the main dome or on its own for a nice mellow introduction to the area. The second pitch of the Questa Flatiron Original Route makes for a great way to extend your climbing of Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre (Original 5.8).
Secondary approach: Climb the excellent Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre (Original 5.8) route to its top and then continue up beyond the bolt anchor at the top of the third pitch of that route to a decent sized tree with rap slings. Rap down a short distance from the tree to the base of the flatiron.
Tertiary approach: We climbed a pitch of adventurous ~5.9 from near the base of the Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre (Original 5.8) route directly up to the downed trees ledge at the base of the flatiron. There is some loose rock on this approach pitch and until that gets cleaned up, this isn't a recommended approach.
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