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|Type:||Trad, 70 ft (21 m)|
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|Shared By:||Long Ranger on Dec 16, 2018|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
Scramble directly up towards the large tree growing right below a slanting ledge that's large enough to fit an entire family on. There's a roof broken up by a single, large crack running into the formation - about halfway up the route. Overcome the gap made by the ledge with a committing move (crux).
Above is fun scrambling to the summit.
Note: there is another route on the south face of the Pullman Car called South Side in Roach's guide, located a further 100 feet east of this route. South Side can also be found next to a tree and near a crack. The tree on Southside is at the base, and the crack runs more or less vertically up most of the face.
Many other south-facing routes exist on the Second Flatiron, but you'll find them technically on the South Block.
Roach lists this in his second edition as 5.2, but the crux is much harder - harder than any move on the last pitch of Free For All (listed as, "South Side" in the same guide and rated at 5.6) and most certainly harder than the West Face route. If it was easier, this route would be the normal downclimb.
I've attempted this route many times thinking there must be something I was overlooking, having always backed down, until one day I just decided to commit to the move. The crux is a good 20 feet off the deck, so flubbing up the move would have consequences if soloing. This pitch has many options for gear, including the tree by your foot, when you're at the crux.