OverviewThis is a great Flatiron route and one of Roach's classics. The East Ridge is narrow and exposed. There is a pendulum fall potential for both leader and follower with sparse places for protection. That said, it is mostly 4th class with one steeper section on the upper ridge. This description will be brief as the route is short and straight forward.
Getting ThereFollow the description on the main page.
Start roughly where the photo shows. From below, the climbing looks grungy and unpleasant. Don't worry too much, after a pitch of needles and trees the climbing improves greatly. Head up through the trees trending right. As you get higher, you will see a short wall blocking passage to the upper ridge. This obstacle can be passed on the left (5.2ish) or the right (5.4ish) and a belay can be set up on the ridge near a tree or in the gully to the left.
From here simply take a deep breath and tiptoe up the ridge. The crux of the route is a smooth bulge near the crest.
From the crest it is much easier and you simply follow the top over to the true summit.
Follow the descent described on the main page.