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Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (3) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (4) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (5) Atalanta T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
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Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (9) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (10) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (11) Butterfly T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (12) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (13) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (14) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (15) Direct Route T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (16) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (17) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (18) Dumais Direct T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (19) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (20) East Face Gully T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (21) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (22) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (23) East Face North Side T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a R
Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (24) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (25) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (26) Fandango T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (27) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (28) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (29) Fandango Variation T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (30) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (31) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (32) First in Flight T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (33) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (34) Hubris T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (35) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (36) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (37) Kamikaze Overhangs T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (38) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (39) Massugu T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (40) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (41) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (42) North Arete T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (43) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (44) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (45) Red Slab Variation T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (46) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (47) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (48) Southwest Face T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (49) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (50) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (51) Way of the Ancients T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (52) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (53) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (54) Yellow Brick Road T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (55) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (56) Rock Climbing in First Flatiron, Flatirons (57) Zig Zag T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

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Description

The First is a huge Flatiron with many good face routes starting from the bottom to the top of the East side. It's probably the 2nd largest Flatiron overall. The climbing is longer and more varied than the Third with huge flakes, dihedrals, and the rollercoaster ridge. Climbs range from about 4-10 pitches. Virtually every climb is a quality line. There is adventure and there are crowds. A 60m rope is nice for these routes, especially for the rappel.

On a rare winter, you can even find an ice climb here....

Getting There

From Chautauqua Park (W on Baseline, near 9th, off US 36), take the diagonalling "Chautauqua Trail" from the parking lot. At the trail intersection once in the trees, go briefly south (L), then follow signs (R) for the 1st Flatiron to the base. Depending on which route you're going to do, either take the wooden bridge to the base (routes starting near the nadir) or stay on the trail and keep hiking up the hill to the left to another trail that leads to access for climbs that start higher on the East face (e.g. Fandango). Approaches range from 20-40 minutes for the casual walker.

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Classic Climbing Routes at First Flatiron

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5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c 112 ● Southwest Face Trad
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a 55 ● Atalanta Trad
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a 159 ● Baker's Way Trad 6 pitches
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a R 158 ● East Face North Side Trad 5 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c 267 ● North Arete Trad 5 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a 238 ● Fandango Trad 5 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R 1,312 ● Direct Route Trad 10 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b 58 ● Fandango Variation Trad 6 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R 25 ● Butterfly Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R 8 ● Way of the Ancients Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b 79 ● Zig Zag Trad 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R 16 ● Yellow Brick Road Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R 15 ● Red Slab Variation Trad 7 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R 10 ● Dumais Direct Trad 6 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R 4 ● First in Flight Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Southwest Face

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5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c Trad
Atalanta

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5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad
Baker's Way

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5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 6 pitches
East Face North Side

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5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a R Trad 5 pitches
North Arete

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5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 5 pitches
Fandango

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 5 pitches
Direct Route

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad 10 pitches
Fandango Variation

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 6 pitches
Butterfly

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad
Way of the Ancients

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad 3 pitches
Zig Zag

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 5 pitches
Yellow Brick Road

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 6 pitches
Red Slab Variation

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad 7 pitches
Dumais Direct

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad 6 pitches
First in Flight

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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad

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Evening scramble up the First Flatiron with the…

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A First/Second/Third Flatiron link-up.

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0. Far Right, 2. 1. Direct E Face, 6R. 1a. Bu…

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Team Daddy-Daughter on the Summit of the First…

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From the summit, 9/5/10, shortly after the fire…

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The first and second from the top of the Third.…

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Sitting on top of the East ridge on the false s…

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Avery Antin (5) and Clove Merlin (6) navigate t…

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On the last "false summit" tower.

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The "FIRST" and a junk car?

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Rapping off the summit.

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As of today: the sketchy eye bolt has been repl…

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