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Brian CAgain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2013

Brian C

Did the for the 3rd time and first time without snow yesterday. This route really sucks quite alot and is one of the worst bushwhacks imaginable. I was surprised at how much thicker the brush is in the summer and the poison ivy is EVERYWHERE! That said, it really should be considered a must do for the avid Flatiron hiker. The tunnel is cool and there is a neat upper tunnel as well. You're guaranteed total solitude and it is hard to feel so removed from people and this route totally does it. Do it, you know you want to.

EDIT: Don't use this for a climber's approach/descent unless necessary. There are MUCH better ways to go for almost everything around. We don't want a social trail forming up there now do we? ;)
Posted Jul 17, 2013 11:43 am

Brian CCharacter builder  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2013

Brian C

Did this again to the top of Green Mtn. There was relatively deep snow for most of it and we were required to bust out the rope twice to pass sheets of ice covering slabs. This really is one of the most horrendous bushwhacks I have ever done. Maybe the snow complicates it, but pushing though bushes and crawling over fallen trees gets old. I'm pretty sure my buddy will never hike with me again after I recommended this! Haha. That said, this really is a great exercise in negotiating horrid terrain.
Posted Jan 6, 2013 7:01 pm

shanahan96escape hatch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2010

shanahan96

downclimbed through the tunnel after climbing the fourth. yeah, there is a good bit of bushwhacking, but that's pretty mild, and a doable descent route, compared to the adjacent terrain. i'll use it every time.

jamie
Posted Jun 22, 2011 11:10 pm

Brian CTunneling  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2010

Brian C

Went to the top of Green Mountain. Was pushing through waist-deep snow in places and it began to be very demoralizing. The tunnel itself is very cool but most of the route above is a brushy nightmare. Go do it!
Posted Apr 14, 2011 6:34 pm

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