Soaring up from the Boulder foothills, the Flatirons are famous for moderate climbing; they are not only a great training ground for more difficult climbs, but more importantly, Flatiron routes are simply fun.
Join Gerry Roach in 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 the majority of them are rated 5.6 or easier.
Originally published 20 years ago and long out of print, Flatiron Classics has been completely updated to include seasonal conservation closures and some reevaluations of route difficulty.
GERRY ROACH was the second person to climb the highest peak on each of the seven continents. He has climbed actively around the world for six decades, and has been on 35 major expeditions. In 2000 he became the first person to climb North America's ten highest peaks. He lives in Boulder.
• The first and best guidebook to the Flatirons
• Most routes are 5.6 or easier
• Completely updated to include seasonal closures