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Submitted By: Guy H. on Dec 11, 2001


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From deep within the central water groove...

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This Flatiron is located about 300 yards south of the Royal Arch. The east face is ~300 feet long and has a noticeable water groove in the center of the face that heads to the "gash" in the summit. This gash leads you to a faint trail that heads down to the base on the south side of the flatiron. This Flatiron offers a fun scramble along the water groove, which has huge buckets. A harder climb is found on the left side of the face.

Getting There 

This Flatiron is probably best aproached by climbing the Anomaly, but you can hike to the base by going around the south side of that Flatiron. Pass the Royal arch on the west side and follow a faint trail due south until you bump into the Anomaly. Scramble down to the base of the Anomaly, climb it or conitnue on to the base of the Amoeboid.

Climbing Season

For the Central area.

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

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Buckets 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c  Colorado : Flatirons : ... : Amoeboid
This "F3" east face route is about 300 feet long and follows the obvious water groove. The water groove ends in a gash in the summit. The best climbing is found on the face to the left or the right of the water groove due to a healthy crop of moss in the groove. If climbed with a rope, the only protection is in the buckets that give this route its name. (tricams...) This route is a great scrambling finish to the Royal Arch trail when combined with the Anomaly flatiron. Descent: Walk off to t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Mike Sofranko
Dec 12, 2001
Another relatively easy way to reach this rock is to head due north through the trees from the top of Stairway to Heaven.
By shad O'Neel
May 1, 2003
Super fun paddling! A good combo is the Regency to the Anomaly to this one to Royal Arch.
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
May 31, 2010
Shad, that would be a really odd combo.

I think you meadn Regency to Royal arch to the Anomoly, to Ameoboid, in that order. One can also continue further onward, subsequently enchaining the Hourglass and the Hippo Head.

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