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). You can also reach the Green Thumb from Bluebell Canyon by wandering up west of the East Ironing Board (past Velvet Elvis).
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Green Thumb:
Bazooka A3 R Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 75 feet
Green Crack 5.8+ Trad, 1 pitch
Green Corner 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch
Diagonal Finger Crack 5.9+ Trad, 1 pitch
Farniente 5.12a Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Zimbra 5.12 Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Featured Route For Green Thumb
Farniente 5.12a CO : Flatirons : ... : Green Thumb
Loosely translated from Italian, Far Niente means doing nothing. However, with its slabby nature, airy feel and wickedly technical moves, climbing this beautiful, old school sport route is hardly nothing.Solo up 15 feet of grey rock, and move left across a ledge until you are below the first bolt. Balance over the small roof, and levitate past the second bolt and the hardest moves using tiny pebbles, and edges. Although the difficulty eases off past the third bolt, the 5.11 climbing remains ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO