Green Thumb Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: From the west.
This is a small tower at the north end of the East Ironing Board. Here you will find several short crack routes as well as a couple of sport routes. This formation is closed Feb 1-July 31 for raptor nesting. The Green Thumb is listed separately from the East Ironing Board because it is not easy to follow the south ridge of this Ironing Board to the Green Thumb - a nasty overhang bars progress at a point about 150' north of the top of Velvet Elvis
The easiest way to reach the Green Thumb is from the saddle west of the Third Flatiron. Follow a faint trail west, staying north of the crest of the ridge. Soon you will see the Green Thumb to your left. Follow a gully up to the saddle west of the Green Thumb (where the above photo was taken). Most routes are on the west and south side of the rock, so you will walk around most of it.
You can also reach the Green Thumb from Bluebell Canyon by wandering up west of the East Ironing Board (past Velvet Elvis
Weather station 2.5 miles from here
11 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Green Thumb
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Green Thumb:
Far Niente 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Featured Route For Green Thumb
Diagonal Finger Crack 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a CO
: ... : Green Thumb
This route is located in a SW facing alcove just south of the summit tower. It is not quite visible in the Green Thumb photo on the Green Thumb rock page, however if you walk 50' south from where that photo was taken you would see this alcove.The vertical crack in the back of the alcove is Green Crack (5.8+). This route is the crack a few feet right of Green Crack that diagonals up and right. I would give this route 3 stars if it wasn't so short. The route is 50' l...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Sep 10, 2006
Anyone know anything about the sport route around the corner left from Green Corner and Farniente? On the N. side of the summit of Green Thumb?