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Freeway - 5.3

Average Rating = 3.75/5 Average Rating : 3.75 out of 5
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Very light rack, easy to solo
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.3
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.80/5
  Rock Quality 3.80/5
  Scenery 4.60/5
  Fun Factor 4.60/5

Description:

Freeway doesn't actually go to the summit of the Second, but is a great easy 5.0 cruise and very commonly soloed.

From the point where the trail meets the rock, head up the relatively low angle slabs for several hundred feet. The easiest way is never harder than 5.0 and harder variations are possible. After about 500 feet, you will end up on a small summit separated from the rest of the flatiron. Jump a cross the notch(much easier and safer than it looks).

The hardest part of the route is above here. Climb another few hundred feet of easy rock to the top of the ridgeline. A 30 foot cliff prevents a downclimb, but thats good because this part is fun. Climb up and right up steeper rock until the ridge meets the trail. Say hello to the hikers, and stroll back to your car.

Submitted by: atg200 on 2002-04-01
Views: 1857
Route ID: 15328

14 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Solo Solo ascent by: snoopy138 on 2011-06-17 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars adf

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Added: 2011-06-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.3
  Safety Rating X
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: dylanbar on 2009-09-24 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Easy but not worth the risk

Very easy climb for nearly the entire rock but can manage to find some tricky spots. Does not seem like bringing a rack would do any good on this route. Watch out for lose and fragile rock.

Added: 2009-11-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.3
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: justincompton79 on 2009-08-28 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars lots of exposure

first time at the flat irons!

Added: 2009-08-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.2
  Safety Rating G
Solo Solo ascent by: freeskicolorado on 2009-07-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars ...

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Added: 2009-07-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating X
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mikeo on 2009-05-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars 2p simulclimb

simulclimbed it in two pitches, p1 was like 600ft... after climbing it wish we just onsight-solo'd it... the gear was like every 50-100ft. Don't fall!

Added: 2009-05-29

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