I'm traveling to CO this weekend and we're looking for a good scrambling hike. I have a few questions about the flatirons:
1. I see pics/videos of people climbing what looked like 5.x sections of Flatiron 2. That looks really fun going up, but I don't feel comfortable descending. Is there a way to descend on a less steep trail?
2. Follow up to the above question: if someone in our party freaks out in the middle of the 5.x ascent, is it easy to go "sideways" and join up with a friendlier trail or is it a point of no return after about 20ft?
3. Is it icy near the summit this time of year?
4. Which flatiron has more scrambling, 1 or 2?