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Finger Flatiron Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,075'
Location: 39.9742, -105.2898 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: George Bell on Oct 11, 2001

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  • Description 

    This long, narrow Flatiron is located immediately north of The Hand and Mallory Cave. In 2001, the East Face of this crag was closed from Spring to late Fall to protect bats.

    Getting There 

    The base of the East Face rises above the end of the Mallory Cave Trail. The easiest way to reach all other faces is to continue on the trail past Mallory Cave as it climbs south of The Box. When you get almost as high as the summit of the Finger Flatiron, the trail forks, take the left fork and walk south into the gully behind (west of) the Finger Flatiron. To get off the summit, rap 60' northwest from slings.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 2.8 miles from here

    14 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Finger Flatiron

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Finger Flatiron:
    East Face/Finger Flatiron   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 3 pitches   
    Mere Wall   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   
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    East Face/Finger Flatiron 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  Colorado : Flatirons : ... : Finger Flatiron
    This is a great route. If it weren't for the grubby start, it'd get 3 stars easily.The route starts to the right of the rock gully that leads into the Mallory Cave. Because of this, it is subject to bat closures, so make sure you check this before you hike all the way there. The gully / chimney part of the route has lots of [loose] rock and a large-sized "death block" as christened by Roach. Watch were you step, there is definitely enough stuff there to hurt someone.We did this route in three pi...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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    By Leo Paik
    From: Westminster, Colorado
    Apr 27, 2013
    Mallory Cave is permanently closed to human use to reduce the chance of introducing white-nose syndrome. The area surrounding Mallory Cave will be closed unti Oct. 1 to protect Townsend's big-eared bats.
    By Dave Clark 5.10
    From: Golden, CO
    May 4, 2014
    Getting there: To clarify the "going past Mallory Cave" part of the directions, turn right at the trail fork at the sign that says, "To Dinosaur Mtn upper climbing areas." Going left here as per the "To Mallory Cave" sign leads to the dead end at the cave closure.
    By Flatirons Climbing Council
    Aug 2, 2017
    An application for bolting a new route on the Finger Flatiron has been received by the FCC for the August 1 cycle. This is a 160-foot, 5.12a route with two alternate starts. Details of the proposed route can be found here on the FCC site:

    Please feel free to post any comments you have on the application. The public meeting will be held at the Spot on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm, and everyone is welcome to join and vote there.

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