This is the largest, but most indefinite, of the three Advisors. In all, it must total 600' of rock, but it lies in somewhat broken and indefinite sections, connected by chimneys, tree-filled gullies, and rock of lesser quality. Yet some reasonable climbing is here. While the only documented line in publication is the East Face, which Haas accurately describes as the "worst of the three", its fractured nature lends itself to other climbing, and some reasonably good routes have recently been climbed on the North Face. The best route there would be a link-up of the bottom 1/2 of "Sage Advice" into the finishing bulge of "Supposed Former Grade Inflation Junkie." which would sport sustained climbing and 2 interesting, fun, and protected cruxes.
The Third Advisor is the Southern-most of the three and can be reached by climbing down off of the summit of the Second and South by Southeast or by simply hiking in from the Fern Canyon Trail along past the bases of #1 and #2, bush-whacking your way into this one.
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Surprisingly Good Advice 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Unsolicited Advice 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Good Advice You Just Didn't Take 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
Sage Advice 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 55'
Some Advice Is Hard to Follow 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Supposed Former Grade Inflation Junkie 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 55'
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Surprisingly Good Advice 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b CO : Flatirons : ... : Third Advisor
Surprisingly good, actually. This route looks questionable from the ground but yields both good holds and good gear.Start just a few meters left of 'Unsolicited Advice' on a right-facing and left-leaning corner that presents a ramp-like dihedral to get up and onto the rock. Climb this for a body-length and reach into some good flakes and cracks that go up and right on low angle rock. There are a few potential loose flakes on this, but nothing very large. The gear is possible here...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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