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The Spy Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: George Bell on Oct 3, 2001
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  • Description 

    The Spy is a cool little fin of rock that sits under the NE corner of the First Flatiron. It is difficult to identify as a separate rock from Boulder.

    Getting There 

    From Gregory Canyon head on the trail to the First Flatiron. Turn off north when you get to a junction marked "First Flatironette". If you reach the base of the normal East Face route you have gone too far. Head north under the First Flatironette to its north end. The Spy is connected to the First Flatironette at its base, but you should see that it becomes a separate pinnacle above.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 2.5 miles from here

    3 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in The Spy

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Spy:
    East Ridge   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a R     Trad   
    007   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   
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    Rock Climbing Photo: Rafe Wilson on the first pitch taken from the bela...

    East Ridge 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Colorado : Flatirons : ... : The Spy
    Another fun Flatiron route with a reasonably short approach. This climb is approximately 300' long. The bottom of the east face of the Spy is connected to the north edge of the First Flatironette. Climb this face near it's north (right) edge to a five foot vertical step, where the Spy becomes a separate rock. Climb over the step either on the left (5.3) or right (slightly harder).Now follow the narrowing arete to the summit. Very exposed and not much pro. Since you are on a narrow fin, a f...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

    Photos of The Spy Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Traversing.
    Traversing.
    Rock Climbing Photo: The South face of the Spy has a fun bouldering wal...
    The South face of the Spy has a fun bouldering wal...
    Rock Climbing Photo: The Spy from the approach
    BETA PHOTO: The Spy from the approach

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