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Lost Flatironette Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,873'
Location: 39.98348, -105.2922 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Tony B on Dec 7, 2014

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  • Description 

    Lost Flatironette is a rock so-named for what may happen trying to find it. More likely just that it is not visible from... anywhere but the base, or if on-route on an immediately neighboring rock. It is actually not very hard to find if you know where it is supposed to be and decide to just look there.

    As for route quality, there is one route, and while it starts off down in the trees and shade and a little less than ideal (complete with the expected pine needles and lichen), for the most part it is quite good. A brief section of softer rock for 1-2 moves merits close attention about 80' up and on the left arete, but there are good holds present, enough so to keep the route from being objectively hazardous.

    Getting There 

    Walk the Royal Arch trail over Sentinel Pass and past Yodeling Moves and the 4th Flatironette, which come almost so close tot he trail as to touch it.
    Immediately after passing the 4th Flatironette, and before walking past the base of the 4th Flatiron proper, turn abruptly back to the Northwest and hike uphill just behind the $th Flatironette to a point behind (West of) its summit. The bulbous top of Yodeling Moves will be apparent to the North and up as you arrive at this Lost Flatironette.

    Climbing Season

    For the Central area.

    Weather station 2.7 miles from here

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    Rock Climbing Photo: Lost Flatironette indeed! Hard to see, and hard to...

    Southeast Ridge 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a PG13  Colorado : Flatirons : ... : Lost Flatironette
    The route is fairly mellow and uniform in difficulty but for a few locations. The start is slightly lichenous and dirty, being down in the trees and lacking light or wind to clean it up, but this presents little problem.More disconcerting, and perhaps what most people will recall about the route if anything stands out, would be the brief section of poor rock that lies perhaps 50' from the top. The light spot at a short overlap is shedding grains and has no real holds left but for what seemed a...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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