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The Third Flatiron is the finest rock above Boulder. It is one of the finest climbing rocks anywhere. When all the obscure routes have been found and climbed, the Third will still stand supreme as the monarch of all the Flatirons. Climbing the Third is like viewing a full moon: you don’t have to work very hard to see the light.
– Gerry Roach - from Flatiron Classics

Flatiron Classics

– Easy Rock Climbs Above Boulder

Flatiron Classics is a celebration of the joys that come from moving over easy rock. The Flatirons above Boulder Colorado, offer the finest array of easy rock climbs anywhere. The Flatirons are especially precious since they are located close to a major population center. Flatiron Classics reports on over 20 miles of routes. Not 20 miles along the base of the range, but 20 miles as measured with a rope!
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2nd Edition of Flatiron Classics – Easy Rock Climbs above Boulder


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Soaring up from the Boulder foothills, the Flatirons are famous for moderate climbing. They are a great training ground for more difficult climbing, and even more important, climbing in the Flatirons is simply fun. Join Gerry as he explores this striking array of sandstone slabs that host a challenging universe of clefts, corners, cracks, chimneys, caves, overhangs, faces, grottos, alcoves, notches, ridges, and summits. There are 238 routes on 116 rocks, and most of them are rated 5.6 or easier. In Flatiron Classics, Gerry unlocks the details of timeless rock climbs such as Baker’s Way, Atalanta, Hubris, the Spy, Freeway, Dodge Block, and the transcendent Lark Ascending.
Gerry completely updated the 2nd edition of Flatiron Classics to include seasonal conservation closures and also reevaluated route difficulty. Gerry has designated fifty-one of the routes as “Classics” and, for those who are on a climbing vacation to Boulder, he has listed the Top Ten routes. As always, Gerry has included hundreds of Variations and Extra Credits. The 272-page 2nd edition has 82 heavily annotated black and white photographs and a detailed index. Both the 1st and 2nd editions have rounded corners.
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1st Edition of Flatiron Classics – Easy Climbs in Boulder’s Flatirons


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First published by Fulcrum in 1987, this 4 x 6 inch, 336-page, soft-cover classic is perfect for your pocket. The tricky part is finding a copy of the 1st edition, since it is long out of print. The 1st edition describes over 250 flatiron routes. Eighty-eight percent of them are rated Class 5.6 or easier. The hardest route described is rated Class 5.8. Fifty-two of the routes are designated *Classic.* In addition to the climbing routes, the guide describes 15 trailheads, 30 trails, 11 off-trail hiking routes, 4 caves and several arches. Gerry also provides Variations and Extra Credits for many of the routes. The City of Boulder has rerouted some of the approach trails and changed many regulations since Gerry wrote the 1st edition of Flatiron Classics, so some of that information is out of date. However, the route descriptions on the rocks are still accurate.
The 1st edition has become quite rare. The copies that we have for sale are in very fine condition.
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