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Photo Albums by Rick Blair    
Me rap'ing from the 3rd.  Taken by John Brooks. Oc...

Flatirons
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John Brooks (right) and I atop Mount of the Holy C...

Alpine Adventures
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Out There
RECENT TICKS - Show on map<< VIEW ALL 77
Original Route 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
  Jul 26 - With Kale.
East Face North Side/Seal Rock 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
  Jul 25 - W/Kale, 2x50M, 2x60M to rappel anchors, scramble to top, great climb!
East Face/Babyhorn 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
  Jul 25 - Jul 25, 2015 Oscar's first Flatiron :-) One bolt at top, I chose to belay from above to keep an eye on things.
Free Shot 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
  Jul 25 - W/ Kale. Love the down climb. Only 1 pitch of 5th class. 2nd Pitch is 4th.
TO-DO LIST<< VIEW ALL 121
East Face/Back Porch 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
The East Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
South Face 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Southeast Ridge 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Inwood Arete 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
Devil's Spiral 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
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Biscuits 'n' Gravy 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
North East Gully 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Fatironette 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
This is the start of pitch 2. If you go left where the climber is, you will hit another set of bolt anchors. If you go right up the V dihedral, you will be on sustained, runout 5.6 and almost at the top of the formation when you top out. Great view of leader from belay stance.  This outcropping sits directly below a grassy flat area and the start of the climb.  Pitch 1. It is very dirty, mossy, and lichen covered. If you don't get distracted by all of this, you will realize that pleasant, positive holds abound making this an enjoyable climb. No need for friction on any move. P1 ramp finishes up in short corner section with a nice, positive rail above the corner to hoist yourself. Look for belay with bolt hangers in alcove.  Practice Wall from northwest aspect.  Approach to Climbers Access trail, after you leave double track part where the vehicle turn around terminates.   When you hit the first large rock outcropping, go right.  It goes behind the stump in the photo. 
East Face (Standard) 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Wind Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Angel's Way 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
North Face 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
East Face North Side/Seal Rock 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
5.10 Crack aka "Thin Fingers" 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b C1  Suggests: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a C1
Left Side 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Suggests: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Tired Arms Recovery Program (T.A.R.P.) 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Suggests: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
5.8 Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Suggests: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Left Handed Jew 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Suggests: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
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