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This is is an obscure Flatiron that is probably best left that way. Guaranteed you'd be alone climbing here. Be careful of the east face scramble, as it ascends bad rock that is covered in moss, lichen, and pine needles.
Hike the Royal Arch trail to the Royal Arch. Hike SW towards the Anomaly, then straight uphill to the west once you are above the Anomaly for several hundred yards to the base of the east face. Make sure that you stay south (left) of the Fifth Flatiron during the approach.
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East Face (of the Hourglass) Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c CO : Flatirons : ... : The Hourglass
This is a difficult climb to describe in detail, as the line is indefinite and might climb almost anywhere on the face. The line you take will vary and be mostly be determined by finding the cleanest and driest rock rather than by what looks best at first. A few trees and cracks near said trees offer the best potential belays if you are roped up....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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