Monday, August 3, 2009

Second Flatiron

We did it! The real climb, that is! A few weeks ago when we tried to climb "Free for All" we didn't do it right and then we had to bail on the last pitch because of thunderstorms. Today, we did what we were supposed to and actually summited.

The route was really fun. The first two pitches were 4th class straight up the slab. The third and fourth pitches were more like 5.2 and got us up onto the ridge and over the first gully. The fifth pitch went right underneath the Pullman Car and then skirted to the left of it. I actually think we were supposed to get into another gully at this point and walk to the base of the next pitch, but Dan led the climb up around it. There were some definite 5.6 moves here. The last pitch got us to the top of the Car at which point I led down the 4th class scramble to the trail.

It was a really fun, but very hot, day!

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