Three routes on the First Flatiron

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.


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Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Dec 28, 2006 3:21 am - Voted 10/10

How is this stuff this time of the year?

I am planning a trip with a friend of mine for the weekend of the 20th of Jan. Assuming we have not other large winter snow storms (like the one that will hit tomorrow) is this rock good enough to climb? Thanks,



brenta - Dec 28, 2006 8:35 am - Voted 10/10

Re: How is this stuff this time of the year?

Last January we managed to do a couple of Flatiron climbs, but you'll have to see how much snow falls between now and the 20th.

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