Avg: 1.9 from 38 votes
|Type:||Trad, 400 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|Page Views:||2,141 total · 12/month|
|Shared By:||Tony B on Oct 28, 2003|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
This route appears in Rossiter's book in detail and description, but in name was mistakenly called "North Arete." Start at the lowest point of the First Flatironette, at its south-most ridge and climb to the summit. Along the way there are many opportunities for moves harder than 5.2, but always a chance to avoid them. This route is probably 4th class, in reality. It ascends 400+ feet of climbing on a rock which is probably 300' tall. Along the way you come to several false summits, similar to the N. Ridge of the first flatiron, but not as clean. To descend from the Summit, hop off to the NW, go up to the NW around the summit of The Spy and take the Spy Express trail North of the spy back East and then south to the base of the First Flatironette.