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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.

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    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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    Spy Vs. Spy 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Colorado : Flatirons : ... : The Spy
    From the Base of the spy, as for the East Ridge, walk north and then West up the North side of the rock. After about 30 meters you will pass a massive roof, some 10-15 feet off of the ground. At the right side of this roof there is a system of flakes and cracks that clims up and right, then up and left at the top. The top moves are the crux with moves on small holds just left of a left-leaning, left-facing open book corner....[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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