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Forgotten Flatiron aka Icarus

Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > South
Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details

Description

This is a really wide and seldom visited Flatiron with only a few established routes. The longest route is on the left side at almost 600feet. There is also a shorter route that looks really fun up the shorter center of the formation, and another separate line on a section to the North. It seems like there is a lot of real estate to choose your own adventure.

Getting There

Take the Mesa Trail to the junction of the Shadow Canyon connector trail. Head southwest until you see the giant cairn on the right. Follow the old quarry road back North. Turn left, at a cairn, and up the Maiden approach trail. Turn right before the Madein Boulder. Stay East of the Fatiron. This is the next big rock to the North.

Routes from Left to Right

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 2
East Face Left
Trad 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
East Face Left
 2
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 5 pitches

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The really amazing looking jugs on the route in the center of the formation.
[Hide Photo] The really amazing looking jugs on the route in the center of the formation.
Crackiron, The Maiden, The Fatiron, and The Forgotten Flatiron with Devil's Thumb above.
[Hide Photo] Crackiron, The Maiden, The Fatiron, and The Forgotten Flatiron with Devil's Thumb above.
As seen from the Mesa Trail.
[Hide Photo] As seen from the Mesa Trail.