Approx. 6 Hours | No Experience Required | Suggested 12 or Older
A guided climbing trip on the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado is an adventure for all levels of climbers. The Flatirons offer a variety of routes from beginner to expert, and the experienced guides will help match you with the perfect climb for your skill level. The guides will provide all necessary equipment and instruction, and will be with you every step of the way to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
On this trip, you will have the opportunity to experience the thrill of climbing while taking in the breathtaking views of Boulder and the surrounding area. The Flatirons are a unique rock formation that offers a variety of climbing styles such as crack climbing, face climbing, and slab climbing. The guides will also provide information about the history and geology of the area to enhance your experience. This trip is perfect for those looking to challenge themselves, push their limits and take in the natural beauty of Colorado.
The Boulder Flatirons have been a climbing hotspot for generations. Come experience the reason why all climbers want to visit these iconic rock formations.
First Flatiron Climbing Routes:
Direct Route – One of the most popular routes on the Boulder Flatirons is the Direct Route. Rated at 5.6, many climbers underestimate the challenge of leading this route due to its long run outs and tricky route finding. Climbing with a Denver Climbing Guide is your best option. The climb is a mix of steep slabs, flakes, and nicely pocketed sandstone. The traverse at the First Flatirons peak is exciting and provides the best picture opportunities around Boulder.
Fandango – This climbing route is a great option for beginner climbers on the First Flatiron. The climb traverses across the main face at a difficulty rating of 5.5. This is a great way to see the scenic Colorado views and tour a Flatiron in an easier way than the Direct Route. But note this climbing route is no less exciting!
Second Flatiron Routes
Freeway – This rock climbing route on the second Flatiron is a great choice for first time climbers. The sandstone rock has many features to grip and step on. The views are nonetheless amazing. After reaching the summit, we’ll hike back down to our cars far below.
Third Flatiron Climbing Routes
East Face Standard – The Third Flatiron outside of Boulder, Colorado is closed February through August for bird nesting. But as soon as that cooler weather starts to roll in, you won’t find a more classic climb than this one. With about 800 feet of climbing, this route has been guided since the early 1900’s with many of the same belay stations still in use although the rings have since been replaced. When reaching the top of this impressive spire, multiple airy rappels will provide an exciting end to a great Colorado Rock Climb.
The History of the Flatirons:
The Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado are a unique and iconic landmark, known for their dramatic and towering sandstone formations. The Flatirons were formed over millions of years through a combination of sediment deposition and erosion. The sandstone was uplifted and exposed to the elements, leading to the formation of the distinctive flat, triangular formations that give the area its name. The Flatirons have played a significant role in the history of Boulder, with the indigenous Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes using the area for spiritual and cultural purposes. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Flatirons became a popular destination for hikers, climbers, and picnic goers, and today they remain a beloved and iconic symbol of Boulder’s natural beauty. Learn even more about climbing the Flatirons here.
“My husband and I did a six hour private guided day at the boulder flatirons. Absolutely amazing, Dan made us feel very safe and it was our first experience with multi pitch. I would highly recommend him if you’re coming to the area or if you are a local. He is great for beginners or the experienced climber. He knows the area well. Will definitely return!”
“This is a serious and professional company. I have rock climb twice with Dan and it couldn’t have been better. It exceeded my expectations and then some. I did the beginner climbing course and then the Flatirons. That was tough! But with Dan you feel safe and encouraged. I recommend this company with my eyes closed. Thanks Dan”