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Rock Climbing Photo: Aesthetic start to Fandango.
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By Joe Brannan
From: Lyons, CO
Aug 19, 2009
We started down the slab 150 feet from this and did a left-trending, ascending traverse using the flake line to the dihedral shown above. Adds 70 meters of good climbing to the start. Great simulclimb the entire way to the summit.
By Bob Carmichael
From: Boulder
Jul 13, 2015
This first image really saved me yesterday in finding the route. The easiest way to get to the base of the climb is the take the trail to the 1st and 2nd Flatiron, and once you do the cut steps section, the switchbacks begin. I believe it is the first real switchback that goes hard left comes very close to the wall that you should go to. Then cut down to where this photograph shows you are standing and head up. The next switchback up is not the route...I found that out the hard way.

I would rate Fandango 5.6R. There is one section that is 5.6 in my book going back to starting climbing in 1968. That section on the third long pitch goes over a bulge and there are a couple of small and medium cam placements that can be made there, but the route is definitely runout, and it is not the route for a 5.5 climber.

Bob Carmichael
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Aesthetic start to Fandango.

Submitted By: Scott Edlin on May 20, 2008
On this route:
Fandango (5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a )
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