Type: Boulder, 10 ft (3 m)
FA: John Gill
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Shared By: Jay Knower on Dec 31, 2002 · Updates
Admins: Ian CB, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge

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The first rock an out of breath climber encounters upon reaching the East Rampart is the Flatiron, a perfect little boulder reminiscent of its much larger counterparts in Colorado. Two parallel cracks spill down from the top, and the difficulty of the problem lies in attaining these cracks. Easier variations exist on both sides. One hard variation uses only the right crack. Climb this problem on a busy summer weekend, and be prepared to feel like an animal in a zoo.

I hesitate to list this as a "chipped route" despite the rumors that Gill deliberately broke a loose flake out of the upper pocket in the right crack. Gill was bad ass, and it seems unclear why he would chip an already large hold on the easier upper part of the problem. Does anyone know if the rumor is true?


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