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East Face/Pellea 

Pellea 


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Elevation: 7,280'
Location: 39.9657, -105.2898 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Jul 25, 2001
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  • Description 

    Pellaea is found on the Nebel Horn behind the Goose eggs. The rock is best known for its East Face route (5.5) which is 470 feet long. This is one of Roach's Top Ten classic flatiron routes.


    Getting There 

    Fern Canyon Trail is the best approach for Pellaea. This trail begins from the Mesa Trail, 200 yards south of the junction of the Mesa Tail and the Bear Canyon Trail. The trail passes within ten feet of the bottom of the rock. Pellaea is right after the trail passes a large boulder with a 5.12 sport climb on its east side.


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    ['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

    The Classics

    Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pellea:
    East Face/Pellea   5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a R     Trad, 3 pitches   
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    Featured Route For Pellea
    Bob and MaryLynn finishing up on the last pitch.

    East Face/Pellea 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a CO : Flatirons : ... : Pellea
    This is one of the better east face routes that I have done in the Flatirons. I gave this route a "s" rating even though none of the guide books give it this rating. The two cruxs on the climb have 20-30 foot runouts on them, but the rock is clean and the holds are small but plentiful. Begin about 50feet from the southern edge of the rock.P1: Angle up to the left passing a small tree. Pass the bulge near the left edge of the rock. This is the crux (5.5), the slab climbing is wonderful he...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

    Photos of Pellea Slideshow Add Photo
    Pellea, as seen from the approach up into the Fern Canyon Ridge. This small Flatiron is the lower and smaller of the Pellea/Onoclea pair. Photo by Tony Bubb, 2004.
    Pellea, as seen from the approach up into the Fern...
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    By Dan Mottinger
    Jan 28, 2013

    I was optimistic and wanted to save weight by bringing a 30m rope on this climb for the rap off. It turns out this does work, just be sure to knot the ends and land on a chockstone in the chimney or you can easily chimney just above the ground.