Climbing Boulder’s First Flatiron

Climbing Boulder’s First Flatiron, Boulder, Colorado
Climbing Boulder’s First Flatiron, Boulder, Colorado
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When we decided to give multi-pitch climbing a try, the Flatirons in Boulder were a logical choice. The Flatirons are world-famous for climbing, with Flatiron 1, 2 and 3 being popular climbing routes.

Climbing First Flatiron, Boulder, Colorado
Climbing First Flatiron, Boulder, Colorado
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We hired a certified guide to lead and set out on a very warm July day to climb the First Flatiron.

Climbing First Flatiron, Boulder, Colorado
Climbing First Flatiron, Boulder, Colorado
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The day began on the Chautauqua Trail, with about a half hour hike into the base of First Flatiron.

Climbing First Flatiron, Boulder, Colorado
Greg Hull Climbing First Flatiron, Boulder, Colorado
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Climbing was hot and via the route we took, about 4 1/2 pitches.

Climbing First Flatiron, Boulder, Colorado
Climbing First Flatiron, Boulder, Colorado
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Views were amazing. It began to rain on us just after we rappelled off the back.

Climbing First Flatiron, Boulder, Colorado
Climbing First Flatiron, Boulder, Colorado
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Climbing First Flatiron, Boulder, Colorado
Climbing First Flatiron, Boulder, Colorado
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A great day on granite.

Climbing First Flatiron, Boulder, Colorado
Climbing First Flatiron, Boulder, Colorado
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