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The Penguin 

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This is Seal Rock's little sidekick. The Penguin lives just South of Seal Rock and is pretty much dwarfed by it. You can barely see The Penguin from anywhere except down in town. It is obscured for most of the approach and even from the base it hides in the trees.

Getting There 

Follow the approach for Seal Rock. When you reach the bottom of the East face, hang a left and follow a steep trail in front of The Pup toward the left side of Seal Rock. When you find the start to East Face South Side, the Penguin is a couple hundred feet straight south. But due to lots of deadfall, it is easier to step around the East side of a small buttress to get to the base.

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East Face 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13  CO : Flatirons : ... : The Penguin
This route is for those who like walking more than climbing. If you are planning a trip up the left side of Seal Rock and are an aficionado of obscure Flatirons, this might be worth a quick detour. The crux is near the bottom, nothing too hard, but the lack of traffic keeps it dirty and covered in pine needles. Once you reach the left-facing flake, there is plenty of gear if you want it. Higher on the face the easiest path is through a section of dark brown rock that is pretty loose and flak...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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The slot descent on the West face....
The slot descent on the West face....
This is the view toward Seal Rock from the base....  There used to be a trail here, but lots of trees have fallen.  It's pretty clear if you go around the East side of that rock on the right....
This is the view toward Seal Rock from the base......
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