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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The Second Flatiron July 2011
I haven't been back to the second flatiron for awhile -- it's not my favorite scramble, but it is a good one. It makes for a good after work climb where you can get done before the sun sets. Here you can see some of my scrambling brethren.
Today I climbed the Dodge Block line on the Second Flatiron. It is a bit easier in my opinion than Freeway. You can actually make it as easy as you like by trending left. Here's a picture of the first pitch.
Proof I was there
On this day I not only saw the scramblers in the first photo, but also some roped climbers on my route. I stayed left of them and actually climbed below the rock that requires a "flying leap".
By staying low and left, I found an enjoyable line that I hadn't explored before. I also climbed higher than normal. The final pitch just to the north of the pullman car has an easy escape. But it isn't visible as you ascend, so it takes a bit of faith unless you remember the ending.