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East Face - 5.7

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Fun slab climb with great views of boulder and the line of people wrapping off the 3rd Flatiron. The first pitch has the only 5.7 move over a small roof near the bottom of the climb. The second pitch takes you up a fist crack. It gets a little runout when the crack ends. The third pitch takes you past a large flake to the final face climb to the summit.

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Cross to the Southwest of the summit to find slings and a belay rings. Easy rappel - about 50' to the ground. Cross back behind "The Thing" toward the 3rd Flatiron and decend the canyon to the main trail.

Submitted by: rvlad on 2008-11-01
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Route ID: 96775

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  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: rvlad on 2008-10-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars With a name like "The Thing..."

We had to give it a go. It was a great climb but like many of the Flatiron climbs, difficult to protect in places. We also did it in four pitches instead of three due to convenient ledges and taking the first belay a little early. We hit it late in the day and enjoyed watching the sun go down and people wrapping off the Third Flatiron.

Added: 2008-11-01