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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
The jump at the top of the East Ridge.

The jump at the top of the East Ridge.

CO : Flatirons : ... : East Ridge (5.3 R)

Jun 5, 2013

Greg near the top of the East Face.

Greg near the top of the East Face.

CO : Flatirons : ... : East Face/First Flatironett... (5.2)

Jun 5, 2013

We took a line through what appeared to be about t...

We took a line through what appeared to be about the cleanest part of the face. Definitely Class 5 and reasonably well protected after the initial slab.

CO : Flatirons : ... : East Face/First Flatironett... (5.2)

Jun 5, 2013

Eric arrives at the top of the Needle's Eye.

Eric arrives at the top of the Needle's Eye.

CO : Flatirons : ... : The East Face (5.7)

Nov 9, 2010

Eric leads the crack on the upper slab, with the l...

Eric leads the crack on the upper slab, with the large raised block visible to the right.

CO : Flatirons : ... : The East Face (5.7)

Nov 9, 2010

Greg above the crux section.

Greg above the crux section.

CO : Flatirons : ... : The East Face (5.7)

Nov 9, 2010

Greg Bloomberg arranges protection for the crux mo...

Greg Bloomberg arranges protection for the crux move just above.

CO : Flatirons : ... : The East Face (5.7)

Nov 9, 2010

Rick begins the second rappel, with the Ironing Bo...

Rick begins the second rappel, with the Ironing Boards in the background.

CO : Flatirons : ... : East Face (Standard) (5.4)

Aug 31, 2009

Rick Pratt approaches the 4th eyebolt.

Rick Pratt approaches the 4th eyebolt.

CO : Flatirons : ... : East Face (Standard) (5.4)

Aug 31, 2009

Eileen starts the final lead off of Kiddy Kar ledg...

Eileen starts the final lead off of Kiddy Kar ledge.

CO : Flatirons : ... : East Face (Standard) (5.4)

Aug 31, 2009

Eileen Monyok arrives at the top of pitch 6, south...

Eileen Monyok arrives at the top of pitch 6, south of The Gash.

CO : Flatirons : ... : East Face (Standard) (5.4)

Aug 31, 2009

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : The Thing : The East Face (5.7)
By: Eric Brehm When: Nov 9, 2010

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Comments: This is a very interesting and enjoyable route that is a bit more challenging than the average, east face, Flatiron slab climb. For the approach, we hiked to Sentinel Pass on the Royal Arch Trail and then threaded our way cross-country to the base of the pinnacle through a reasonably navigable maze of boulders and fallen trees. Some larger gear (e.g. #9-10 hexes, #3-4 Camalots) is useful for the fist-sized crack and the long left-facing dihedral on the upper slab. We did this climb i... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Woods Quarry
By: Eric Brehm When: Oct 4, 2010

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Comments: Use caution when setting up top-ropes at the top of this cliff. There is an enormous amount of loose junk up there, and it is almost impossible to avoid knocking some of it down over the edge. Other party members should stay clear until the set-up or tear-down is complete.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Woods Quarry : Quarry Wall (5.8)
By: Eric Brehm When: Oct 4, 2010

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Comments: This climb might be 5.8 if you zig and zag around to find the most usable features. If you lead it, or climb straight from bolt to bolt on top-rope, it is harder than that -- I would say 5.9+ or 5.10- between the second and third bolts. It is clearly a grade or two harder than the 5.8-rated route "Non-Friction" on the left side of the wall.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron : East Face (Standard) (5.4)
By: Eric Brehm When: Aug 12, 2009

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Comments: George, you mean when you worked your way through Flatiron Classics you couldn't see a difference between the climbs Roach rated NCCS F4 (5.0-5.2) and those he rated F5 (5.3-5.4)? Even if you were soloing?

I have met people who could climb 4th class, struggled with 5.0-5.2, and couldn't do 5.3-5.4 at all. For the benefit of those people, it is probably worth making such distinctions. Although I'll admit that the difference between 5.0 and 5.1 escapes me. Maybe if you do the climbs that establis... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron : East Face (Standard) (5.4)
By: Eric Brehm When: Aug 12, 2009

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Comments: Climbed this route 8/5/09 and again with an organized group on 8/11/09. We shared the face with several other parties but managed to avoid any major traffic jams. Climbing on a weekday and/or getting an early start is recommended for this route, due to its popularity. We did both (started climbing at around 8 AM on weekdays) yet still had to rub elbows with others in a few places.

We combined pitches 2 and 3 with a 60m rope (from the 2nd to the 4th eyebolts) and had about 10 feet to spare. Othe... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Mine Hole Crag : Sofa Kingdom (5.10)
By: Eric Brehm When: Nov 9, 2007

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Comments: This is a nice route on mostly solid rock (one suspect flake near second bolt). We approached the first bolt on the face from the right, up a wide slot and then along a left-angling, hand-sized crack where protection can be placed. Walking the feet up this crack, with good handholds available above, seems easiest.

Rolofson's original intention for this route may have been to take a direct line right next to the fourth bolt, which looks rather difficult and would explain his 5.10 rating. We bypa... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Mine Hole Crag : Sofa Kingdom (5.10)
By: Eric Brehm When: Nov 2, 2007

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Comments: We ended up at this crag when trying to find Animal World also. The problem is that the approach to Animal World involves an easterly traverse along the sloping terrace just above the Boulderado, with some scrambling and a couple of slightly exposed spots. Since we were expecting more of a 'trail' to Animal World, this didn't seem quite right, so we left the terrace to head further uphill and bumped into Mine Hole Crag before we realized the error.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : Big Ass Slab? : Stout Blue Vein (5.8)
By: Eric Brehm When: Sep 18, 2007

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Comments: The crux section -- hand traversing to the right below the second bolt on small cling holds and then stepping up to the third bolt -- is way out of character with the rest of the route, which is considerably easier. We felt this section was harder than 5.8. For me it was like doing a boulder problem in the middle of what would otherwise have been a fun romp up a lower angle slab. The hanger on the second bolt is loose -- I wonder if this is an indication that leaders have taken falls here when t... more >>


Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

The East Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CO : Flatirons : ... : The Thing

Stout Blue Vein 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Big Ass Slab?

Sofa Kingdom 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

CO : Boulder Canyon : Mine Hole Crag

East Face/First Flatironette 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c

CO : Flatirons : ... : First Flatironette

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

Quarry Wall

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

CO : Flatirons : ... : Woods Quarry

Stout Blue Vein

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Big Ass Slab?

Sofa Kingdom

5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

CO : Boulder Canyon : Mine Hole Crag

The East Face

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CO : Flatirons : ... : The Thing

East Face (Standard)

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R

CO : Flatirons : ... : Third Flatiron

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