“All” Boulder Flatirons

One of the first goals I ever had upon moving to Colorado was to climb (or at least climb on) all the Flatirons.  I knew it was a significant undertaking, but didn’t know just how many of those pieces of rock existed.  A short while later, to keep the objective from being my life’s work, I shortened the list to Flatirons requiring at least 2 pitches to climb.  Even still, it is a huge list, and a worthy goal.

Below is a complete (as best as I can tell) list of the Flatirons that are large enough for 2 pitches of climbing.  For the Flatirons I have completed (stood on the summit or otherwise felt I “climbed”), I have colored red and noted the route, date and people involved. And, if I happened to climb something shorter than 2 pitches, I’ve included it.  If it is a 2+ pitch piece of rock I still need to climb and is colored green.  I haven’t attempted to indicate how many times I’ve climbed each flatiron because, frankly, I don’t remember.  Some of the Flatirons are favorites and I have climbed them many times.  While, for some of the others, I don’t even know where they are.  But I’ll get to them all eventually.

I even have a few trip reports linked; you’ll have to mouse-over to see the link.  Where there is a Gerry Roach Classic or Top 10 route, I’ve noted it unless I only climbed something else.

I count eighty pieces of rock, and I’m just over half way after 15 years.

Boulder Mountain

  • The Matron (North Face, 5.6; 12/1996; Mark) [Top 10]

Bear Peak

  • Sunset Wall
  • Devils Thumb (South Face, 5.6; 11/1997; Brian)
  • Jamcrack Spire (Left Crack, 5.10a; 11/2001; Brian)
  • Tower of the Moon
  • The Maiden (Walton’s Traverse, 5.6; 1/1997; Brian)
  • The Fatiron (East Face, 5.4; 6/2001; Brian)
  • Flying Flatiron (East Face, 5.6; 11/2001; Brian)
  • The Apostle
  • Tiny Tower (West Ridge, 5.0; 11/2001; Brian)
  • The Wings (traverse from North to South; 11/2001; Brian)
  • The Sphinx
  • The Keel
  • South Shanahan Crag (8/2009, Brian)
  • The Slab (The Diagonal, 5.6; 11/1999; Brian)
  • The Goose, North Summit (4th scramble, 8/2000; Brian)
  • The Goose, South Summit (Deserted Cities…, 5.9, 8/2000; Brian)
  • Onoclea
  • Pellaea
  • Southern Goose Eggs
  • Fiddle Head
  • The Seal (East Face Left, 5.4; 8/1999; Andy)
  • Overhang Rock

Dinosaur Mountain

Skunk Canyon

  • Ridge 1/ Like Heaven/ Heaven (Stairway to…, 5.4; 6/1999; Brian)
  • Ridge 2/Satan’s Slab (East Face, 5.6; 9/2000; Brian)
  • Ridge 3/ Angel’s Way (Angel’s Way, 5.2; 8/2010; Brian)
  • Ridge 4/ Mohling Arête

Green Mountain – Central Flatirons

  • Hillbilly
  • Hourglass
  • Hippo Head (backside, 5.7; 9/2009; Brian)
  • The Regency
  • Unicorn
  • Royal Arch (scrambled up descent route, 5.0; Brian 4/2012)
  • Fifth Flatiron (North Ridge, 5.6; 6/2000; Brian & Mark M)
  • Tangen Towers
  • Schmoe’s Nose (North Nostril, 5.6; 9/2008; Brian)
  • Fourth Flatiron (East Face, 5.4R; 11/1998; Brian)
  • Green Mtn Pinnacle (Taking Care of Bus., 5.6; 9/2003; Brian)
  • Spaceship/Challenger (East Face, 5.4; 9/2003; Brian)
  • Fourth Flatironette (East Face, 5.4; 9/2003; Brian)
  • Hammerhead (Yodeling Moves, 5.0; 11/1998; Mark A)
  • Lost Sentinels
  • Willy B (Dihedral, 5.7; 9/2003; Brian)
  • The Thing/ Eye of the Needle (East Face, 5.7; 9/2003; Brian)
  • Eyes of the Canyon (Dihedral, 5.7; 9/2003; Brian)

Green Mountain – 3rd Flatiron Area

  • West Ironing Board
  • The Fin
  • East Ironing Board (?/Mark)
  • Third Flatiron (Standard East Face, 5.4; 7/1993; CMC)
  • Queen Anne’s Head (East Face, 5.6; 11/1999; Brian)
  • WC Fields Pinnacle (?/Brian)

First & Second Flatirons

  • Second Flatiron (standard, 5.5; 10/1998; Brian & Larry)
  • First Flatiron (Direct East Face, 5.6; 6/1996; Mark M)
  • First Flatironette (East Face, 5.5; 6/1999; Brad)
  • The Spy
  • Sunset Flatironette

Gregory Canyon/Amphitheater Area

  • First Pinnacle (Southeast Arete, 5.5; 9/2002; Brian)
  • Second Pinnacle (Red Gully, 5.8; 7/1996; Michelle M)
  • Third Pinnacle
  • Fourth Pinnacle
  • Fifth Pinnacle
  • Saddle rock
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