Flatiron Classics: Easy Rock Climbs Above Boulder (Colorado Mountain Club Guidebooks) (Paperback)
Soaring up from the Boulder foothills, the Flatirons are famous for moderate climbing; they are not only a great training ground for more difficult climbing, but more importantly, Flatiron climbing is simply fun. Join Gerry Roach exploring this vast array of sandstone slabs that host a colorful universe of clefts, corners, cracks, chimneys, caves, overhangs, faces, grottos, alcoves, notches, ridges, and summits. There are over 250 routes on 110 rocks, and 88% of them are rated 5.6 or easier. Originally published 20 years ago and long out of print, Flatirons Classics has been completely updated to include seasonal conservation closures and some reevaluations of route difficulty. Roach has designated 52 of the routes as "Classics" and for those who are on a climbing vacation to Boulder, he has listed the Top Ten routes. Join Gerry in Flatiron Classics as he unlocks the details of timeless rock climbs such as Baker's Way, Atalanta, Hubris, the Spy, Freeway, and Dodge Block.