Fourth Flatironette Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Fourth Flatironette as seen from the Royal Arch tr...
Although much smaller, this crag is often confused with the Fourth Flatiron as the base is also within a few feet of the Royal Arch Trail. Climbing on this rock is unappealing as it sports a good crop of lichen. The summit of this rock is hidden in the trees south of the Hammerhead (which is quite a bit higher).
Take the Royal Arch Trail to Sentinel Pass, and continue on the trail as it descends steeply for 100 feet or so. Soon after this look for a large angular block resting against the base of a rising ridge, this is Two Move Rock. Right after this you will pass within a few feet from the base of the Fourth Flatironette. Past here the trail ascends steeply, switchbacking under the south face of the Fourth Flationette.
To descend from the summit, scramble back down the south ridge (4th class) until it is easy to escape to the west on a ledge.
Climbing Season For the Central area.
Weather station 3.1 miles from here
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Featured Route For Fourth Flatironette
East Face and South Ridge 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Colorado
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This is a strange climb. Not only is it more lichen climbing than rock climbing, but most of the first pitch you are only 20 feet above the Royal Arch Trail - literally, as it zig-zags up the south side of this formation. The climb is about 300' long (2 pitches).Step onto the lichen near the left (south) side of the East Face (a few feet right of the trail), and head up. Protection can be found but you have to work at it. The climbing is quite easy but the lichen makes it scary. Near the cr...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado