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|Type: ||Trad, 2 pitches, 250 feet|
|Consensus: ||5.1 [details]|
|Season: ||Faces North/Northeast - can hold snow|
|Submitted By: ||Tony B on Feb 4, 2013|
This route is a reasonable route as a Flatiron scramble, but probably the least notable of all those on the Apostle.
1) On the Northern-most edge of the East Face of the Apostle, some 10-20 meters North of a narrow buttress (rib of rock) leaning up against that face, bisecting the lower section of it North to south....
2) On the foot of the narrow, protruding rib of rock just 20 meters South. Despite appearances, we found this well featured section to be quite solid, overall.
In either case, join the right (North) side of the face nearest the North Arete and climb this in two pitches to the top of the rock.
Descend by scrambling down Southwest for 4 meters and then up and over a very low angle section slab to the back of this formation. Although the main rock page suggests going around North back to the base, snow and ice made going around South, between this rock and a smaller Flatiron adjacent much easier.
This route starts roughly on the North edge of the East face of the Apostle, either right on the corner nearest the watercourse in the woods, or indirectly (but just as well) on the long thin buttress of rock leaning against the main wall just a few meters South of that corner.
Perhaps a standard light rack with long slings... we soloed it and did not place gear.