Avg: 2.5 from 13 votes
|Type:||Trad, 930 ft (282 m), 6 pitches|
|FA:||R. Cassady & J. Nading, 1994.|
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|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Apr 7, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
Approach via Mesa Trail off CO Hwy 170, West of 93. Go North on Big Bluestem, then proceed cross country. This is somewhat hard to find. Get a good bearing on it before you're off in the woods. Once you are in the trees, it becomes harder to spot the Flatiron. 3 rocks looked suggestive. Finally, it's higher.
We started about 50 feet left of the nadir of the rock.
P1. Per Rick Blair: Roach has the start a few feet left of the low point at a 3 foot high roof then angel up right to a big tree about 120 feet up, it goes 5.6, is steep for the Flatirons and quite run out.
Alternatively: Up a ramp 220 feet to a tree on a ledge with light pro. This could be split into 2 pitches, but belay stances were less obvious.
P2. From this ledge, you can go up a bowl, loop a flake, sling a tree, up to a tree, 170 feet.
P3. Up right across a slab to a chimney/slot, 60 feet. Belay somewhat au cheval.
P4. You can go up right to the edge, but it may be better up middle of slab, 200+ feet. A #4 Camalot is useful.
P5. Go up & traverse left, up a middle rib, to a ledge on the right, 190 feet. 2 wireds + #2 Camalot were useful.
P6. Go up a rib & down, through the arch (airy) from right to left. Pull on a block (gently), go up a finger rail to the top, 80 feet.
Rap 55 feet to the North. Hike to Fatiron & then down.