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Green Thumb

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Green Thumb 


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Elevation: 7,265'
Location: 39.9871, -105.2949 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: George Bell on Feb 7, 2002
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  • Description 

    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.


    Getting There 

    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).


    11 Total Routes


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    The Classics

    Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Green Thumb:
    Green Crack   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
    Diagonal Finger Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
    Farniente   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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    Featured Route For Green Thumb
    Bazooka follows the thin seam from the ledge up through the red rock.

    Bazooka A3 R  CO : Flatirons : ... : Green Thumb
    This tricky little aid line follows the thin seam between the routes 'Gullwing' and 'Seam'. Free climb up the beginning of Gullwing to a ledge with a small tree. Step to the right side of the ledge and aid up the seam to an ancient bolt (A2+ R). Very delicately continue up the seam in a constant state of wide-eyed fear, precariously placing an intricate series of marginal body-weight pieces with increased bamboozling, mind-boggling difficulty, whilst trying not to load ...[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?