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Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatiron : East Face Gully (5.3)
By: Brian C. When: Jun 4, 2014

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Comments: Climbing directly up the gully is harder than the other comments imply. I likely just picked the "hard" way, but the middle section before the trees felt much less secure than the opening pitch on the East Face Direct and has about the same amount of pro. My partner followed by hugging the right wall, and it looked much easier. The exit wall is not obvious, but I am fairly sure that we picked the correct way and will attach a photo.

Also, I thought it was interesting the stuff we found in the g... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Skunk Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Brian C. When: Jun 3, 2014

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Comments: I think I climbed up the ramp just above you. I wonder how it compared to this.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Skunk Canyon : ... : Stairway to Heaven (5.3)
By: Brian C. When: Jun 1, 2014

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Comments: Soloed up the downclimb route after the Hobo just to see what it'd be like. Seems like it'd be pretty scary to onsight downclimb.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : The Hourglass : East Face (of the Hourglass... (Easy 5th)
By: Brian C. When: Jun 1, 2014

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Comments: This climb is pretty terrible. Neat summit though.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Hillbilly Rock : Billy Goat Arete (5.1)
By: Brian C. When: Jun 1, 2014

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Comments: This route was very enjoyable and is totally worth your time if looking for a short climb or solo close to the car.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : The Fist or Hippo Head : North Face (5.7)
By: Brian C. When: Jun 1, 2014

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Comments: This route is indeed on the North Face and is the unappealing crap crack that you can rappel down. It's 5.7 and not too fun.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : The Fist or Hippo Head : South Ridge (5.6)
By: Brian C. When: Jun 1, 2014

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Comments: This route is very enjoyable. I enjoyed it much more than the East Face.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Bear Creek Spire : Northeast Corner (5.4)
By: Brian C. When: May 31, 2014

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Comments: It appears that there has been a large rockfall in the area of this route as there is a massive scar on the gully up to the large tree. I have not been able to climb it yet and due to closure could not get close enough to tell if this actually affects the route. Anybody know anything about this?


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : BC's Canadian Rockies : ... : Photo
By: Brian C. When: May 21, 2014

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Comments: Good God that looks scary!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Fatiron : ... : Photo
By: Brian C. When: Apr 12, 2014

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Comments: I did this the first time I climbed this and then went way right the second. Right is definitely a more casual outing.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatiron : ... : Photo
By: Brian C. When: Apr 9, 2014

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Comments: This is the same place to start for Atalanta, but this photo is not the route. It is actually the start for Hubris. Atalanta climbs from this same starting point almost directly north up a junky gully to gain a small stance below a tiny east-facing ramp. Following the tiny ramp upward to the large tree shown in this photo is Atalanta. I'll attach a photo looking up the small ramp after the short climb north from this photo.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatiron : Fandango (5.5)
By: Brian C. When: Apr 2, 2014

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Comments: There seems to be a lot of variation for the start. Some folks are starting lower to add more climbing and others are getting suckered into starting in spots that has harder climbing. For those who are interested in finding the "right spot", stay on the standard trail and continue up passing where the start of the East Face Direct is. Right after the trail passes the interesting chopped-step section start paying attention. Fandango starts at the spot where the trail first comes within spitting d... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Front Porch : Photo
By: Brian C. When: Jan 25, 2014

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Comments: Wowsa!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Beige Tube Area / The Narro... : Bridge Wall North (Practice... : US 34 Bypass (5.9-)
By: Brian C. When: Dec 22, 2013

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Comments: There is now some solar panel thing bolted onto the face right at the start of this route. A fall would land you on it. Not sure what it is, but it's pretty new. Also there are some bolt studs sticking out right above it.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Argon Tower : Photo
By: Brian C. When: Dec 7, 2013

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Comments: Layton must've had extras after his Titan trip...




Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Pup
By: Brian C. When: Nov 10, 2013

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Comments: The downclimb down to the north SUCKS!!!! Some of the worst lichen I've ever climbed on.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : The Hand : East Face/Hand (5.4)
By: Brian C. When: Nov 9, 2013

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Comments: Well-protected? Haha!
When in doubt, just keep climbing!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Park Avenue : Photo
By: Brian C. When: Nov 6, 2013

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Comments: All of the bolts/pins were gone as of last year.


Location: CO : Denver South : Monument Rock : The South Face (5.8 X)
By: Brian C. When: Aug 22, 2013

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Comments: Malcolm - mountainproject.com/v/west-butte---northeast-face/107358702


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Devil's Horns
By: Brian C. When: Aug 10, 2013

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Comments: I did a couple slabby routes up the eastern aspects of these. Pretty interesting formations.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Jaws : Extra Credit Summit aka Ter... (4th)
By: Brian C. When: Aug 2, 2013

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Comments: I believe this is called "Terror Summit" by Gerry Roach. It is a unique summit and a good thing to visit after the 3rd.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron
By: Brian C. When: Jul 22, 2013

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Comments: Looks like the annual closure for the Third has been lifted early this year. Climb on!

Closure.
Closure.



Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Willy B : Swing Time (5.7)
By: Brian C. When: Jul 21, 2013

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Comments: Make sure you don't traverse too far up the ramp if you want to find the 5.7 way up. It is not very far up the ramp, just past a large dead tree coming up from below. Although the move is short, the gear is iffy, and a fall would be mega-bad news and likely onto your belayer. I got a seemingly decent offset cam in right at the crux, but I'm not convinced it would have held. After pulling onto the east face, traversing hard right will lead to a nice crack to protect your seconds before heading fo... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Tangen Towers : Tangen Tunnel route
By: Brian C. When: Jul 17, 2013

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Comments: Did the for the 3rd time and first time without snow yesterday. This route really sucks quite a lot and is one of the worst bushwhacks imaginable. I was surprised at how much thicker the brush is in the summer, and the poison ivy is EVERYWHERE! That said, it really should be considered a must do for the avid Flatiron hiker. The tunnel is cool, and there is a neat upper tunnel as well. You're guaranteed total solitude, it is hard to feel so removed from people, and this route totally does it. Do ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Schmoe's Nose : North Nostril (5.6)
By: Brian C. When: Jul 17, 2013

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Comments: In contrast to the other comment, the upper "booger" is not going anywhere. I yarded on it thoroughly, pounded on it, crawled over it, and gave it a general thrashing without the slightest movement, vibration, or any other sign of instability. It is a large block wedged in there, but unless you're VERY unlucky or weigh a thousand pounds, it's not going anywhere. I'd be much more wary of the summit rappel anchor that is a slung boulder sitting there. It sounds hollow and is not wedged in anything... more >>


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