Avg: 3.5 from 837 votes
|Type:||Trad, 10 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Pat Ament and Larry Dalke, c. 1960|
|Page Views:||103,416 total · 498/month|
|Shared By:||Michael Komarnitsky on Dec 31, 2000|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis route climbs the entire 1000+ feet of the First Flatiron, and is pure joy the whole way up. The pitches are based upon using a 50m rope. It's 7 for a 60m rope.
P1: Start at the base of the Flatiron, just across and left of the bridge. Follow a water gully up, passing two eye bolts on the left side, to belay on a ledge by the tree if you have a 60meter rope. Otherwise, you'll have to belay at a small shelf about 1/2 way there.
P2: Continue straight up, belaying at another nice ledge a rope length up.
P3: Scramble up easier terrain to a belay. (Yes it's vague. Just go a rope length, and find a good ledge).
P4: Scamble again straight up and a little left. Belay on a ledge that could hold 20 people, on top of the headwall.
P5: Head left and up, towards a slot at the left end of the roof.
P6: Follow up the slot and start on the ridge traverse.
P7-10: It's 2-4 pitches from here to the actual summit block.