Three routes on the First Flatiron
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Three popular routes on the First Flatiron. The Direct East Face (5.6, red) starts from the lowest point on the rock. Fandango (5.5, green) follows a dihedral and roof system south of the Direct route while the North Arete route (5.4, yellow) gains the ridgeline early and follows it to the summit. Like most Flatiron climbs, a great deal of creativity is possible when it comes to the exact route climbed. The rappel is off the back side and the hike down follows the southern (left) edge of the rock. Original photo by SP member brenta.