Rock Climbing – East Face Standard Route, First Flatiron, Boulder

The Foothills of Boulder, CO in Fall
I finally got to lead the even pitches of the East Face of the First Flatiron. I had led the odd pitches before, but not the even pitches. When Doug suggested climbing the route, I was oh-so-happy to oblige!

Doug and Clare Summit First Flatiron
It was a nice fall day, with chilly temps in the shade and a crispness in the air. Winter was definitely around the corner and I was a bit sad to say goodbye to climbing season.

Doug Finishing Pitch 1 of East Face Direct Route
Doug leading the first pitch. He did awesome on this famously run-out section!

Clare Starting Pitch 2 of East Face Direct Route
Sorting through my rack and ready to climb pitch 2!

Doug Getting Ready for Pitch 3
Doug preparing to run up pitch 3.

Boulder From Pitch 3 of East Face Direct
The view of Boulder from the pitch 3. Gorgeous!

Doug Leading the Slot Pitch on East Face Direct
Doug Leading Pitch 5, he flew through the crux.

Pre-Winter Continental Divide
View of the Indian Peaks from summit ridge of First Flatiron. Winter is just around the corner!

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