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John Saccardi follows up on Freeshot, an excellent...
This "F2" east face route is a Flatiron classic. It starts near the northeast corner of the rock. Follow a ledge system that traverses the east face to the southern ridge line (200 feet). Continue with the southern ridge for another 200 feet to the summit. There are nice views of Fee, Fi, Fo, and Fum from the summit. A recommended start to this climb is to start with one of the routes on the Overture.
Descent: There are three ways to get down. 1.) Downclimb the Free Shot route. 2.) Rap off of a horn to the north (50 feet). Then dive down between the boulders in a hidden passage way. This can be down climbed at 5.4. 3.) Rap off of the bolts of one of the sport climbs on the southwest face.
By shad O'Neel
Jul 23, 2002
A really fun "adventure hike" with many many variations. Grab the dogs and tennie runners, and head up with a short rope for rapping off. Or, brave the little downclimb, and leave it at home. I'd agree, send the Overture and then this one. I was pretty confused the first time I went here, wasn't sure where I was, but when I got the top and found the bolts, I knew I was in the right place. Super fun.
By Chris Mueller
Oct 2, 2002
Two notes on this one if you're soloing: First, make sure you get the right rock. The first time out, I went up the rock just east of this one and ended up downclimbing at about 5.5 when the last 20 feet were peeling a little too much. Second, bring a short rope and rappel. The real climb (found it the next time after re-reading Rossiter's directions) is lots of fun but the bottom of the gully is flakey and loose. Downclimbing with the rock peeling away wasn't very fun. Incidentally, the rock I climbed the first time (between DF and Dinosaur Rock) is lots of fun, too.