climbed this flatiron w/mike after a side trip to icarus. oops! we didn't find the 5.4 route, but had an enjoyable day regardless.
I don't know that I've climbed enough to say it should NOT be Top 10, but it was a really good day. Climbed with Rom and a large crew. Scrambled over the Fatironette. We didn't see a way to descend to the south gully (Maiden side) - at least it seemed like it would be a hike up a good piece before we could get to it. The descent off the north-side gully seems like the natural way down.
Good climb with Jay.
My 2nd trip to the Flatirons. Followed Dominic and Sarah.
Lower chunk: Scrambled up the 4th class P1. I led P2 & a short P4. Rapped from an existing anchor.
Upper chunk: Scrambled up a bit, then I led an easy pitch and my partner led a second easy pitch to the summit. Rapped from existing anchor.
Hiked up to Devils Thumb for a quick thrill afterwards.
Climbed with Jamie after warming up on The Forgotten Flatiron (aka Icarus), which was my first trad lead. I led most of the Fatiron as well, and found it a bit run out in places, but tree slings came in handy! We both think we ended up too far left on P2 and into the 5.5/6 variation.
Chasing the "Top 10". Good fun route. Glad I climbed the Maiden before this because the views from the Fatiron make it look pretty sketchy!
We did the Fatiron to access the Devils Thumb. Fun climbing.