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Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Fern Canyon : ... : East Face/Pellea (5.5 R)
By: Brian C. When: Aug 10, 2014

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Comments: So I win the stupid award and started climbing P1 way to far up aiming for a smooth gully above. Ended up slightly more challenging than the standard crux (lichen) but took gear a little better. Ended up above and way to the right of the standard P1. Sad thing is I'd climbed this before....


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Fern Canyon : ... : East Face/Onoclea (5.3)
By: Brian C. When: Aug 10, 2014

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Comments: Roach describes after the rappel off Pellea, you can scramble down the gash to reach the east face of Onoclea. We tried this, but the gash is steep/fern-filled, so we climbed a short, vertical wall directly up just a short distance down the gash. This put us on a great belay ledge on Onoclea and 200' from the top. Good way to combo the two, but it bypasses the smooth crux below.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : The North Ridge (of Dinosau... : The North Ridge (5.4 R)
By: Brian C. When: Aug 3, 2014

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Comments: "While this is an easy climb, it is for more seasoned climbers. "

For sure!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Overhang Rock : East Face/Overhang Rock (5.6)
By: Brian C. When: Aug 2, 2014

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Comments: Wow! P2 of this route is scary and probably the worst rock I've experienced in the Flatirons. After toying around a bit with the traverse right, I couldn't make myself commit to the flexing holds over the poor gear, and I cut left to finish on West Side (Story). On rappel, I worked through the traverse moves and was glad I didn't do it after noticing one of the primary holds is fractured and ready to unload. Take some care with this "5.6". I do have to admit though, the pitch is very exposed and... more >>


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-but...


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.


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