East Face South Side
Avg: 3 from 39 votes
|Type:||Trad, 4 pitches|
|Page Views:||5,847 total · 29/month|
|Shared By:||Mike Sofranko on Aug 24, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionAnother amazing route on my new favorite Flatiron.
Begin just around to the right from the steep south face of Seal Rock. A small flatironette called the Pup leans up against Seal Rock here, and they are separated by a wide crack. Climb this crack for 30 feet or so, then cut left and head up the East Face, aiming for an obvious tree. This pitch is the crux of the route. There is a mossy shallow water trough below the tree - I climbed to the right of it.
From the tree, cut hard to the left (but still go up) on much easier terrain. After another rope length you will find a large chickehead that will make a great anchor. This isn't the mother of all chickenheads, but it's certainly your favorite chickenhead's big brother. From here, head up a few more rope lengths, picking back and forth as necessary to find the easiest way. Eventually you will be trending back to the right, and the summit is not much further.