Type: Trad, 390 ft (118 m), 3 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Chris Mueller on Dec 31, 2000
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Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details
Access Issue: Routes on Der Zerkle are closed from 1 April to 1 September Details


Pitch 1: Start on the far right side of the east face and go straight up to a left leaning ramp that leads to a gully with a belay tree under the overhang.

Pitch 2: (Rossiter) Climb past the right end of the overhang and head for the top. The first moves on this are unprotected 5.7 slab moves. (what we did) Head about 30 feet up the gully and look for a notch in the overhang. 10 feet past that is a boulder on the left side of the gully. Climb the Boulder, step over the gully and onto the overhang. Place a #1 Camalot and hand traverse right to the notch. Climb through the overhang via the notch. Be careful not to snag the rope in the notch. Climb towards the summit (middle 'finger') until you run out of rope.

Pitch 3: Climb a short pitch to the summit of the middle finger.

Descent: Rappel 100 feet. Downclimb to the south (class 3) or north (easy scrambling).


Like all Flatirons east face routes, this one is a bit runout. A 'Flatirons rack' consisting of a set of nuts, cams (#.5 - #4 Camalot) and two big hexes is more than adequate. Make sure you have a few big pieces.