Blown Out Climber Series: Floundering in the Flatirons

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Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 2, 2007 - 11:54pm PT

Yup, It’s That Time of Year Once Again:
A Time When the Tuff Get Going, Ever Upward,
And the Slackers Flop into the Flatirons…




…too many slabby faces and sunny summits to list, but you get the picture.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 2, 2007 - 11:57pm PT

‘Ole Tim Stich and Turdbuster head out at o’noon thirty tehday,
Fixin’ to rack up and conquistador us some fine, useless, low angle grovels.


This here purty slabfest specimen is called Satan’s Slab, but we walked on past:



Our goal was fixed on the Hilbilly Rock, dead center,
Then onto the Amoeboid, just behind the Hillbilly and out of view,
And thence onward, upward to the Hippo Head, seen gracing the skyline, top center:



Tim, topping out on the Hillbilly Rock:

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 2, 2007 - 11:58pm PT

From the Summit of Hillbilly Rock,
We cud see straight way out onto the sterling flanks of the Amoeboid:



This’n shows me,
A draggin’ the rope up the Amoeboid’s “Buckets”:



And here we have Stich,
Also draggin’ the rope up them buckits:

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 3, 2007 - 12:00am PT

Lastly,
Stich toppin’ ‘er out on the Hippo Head:



…With a view down from the summit,
Looking back on to the road leading to the sandstone building complex of NCAR, where we started out:

Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder Colorado
Jun 3, 2007 - 12:04am PT
that's a swell post, thanks - those flatirons go on and on and...
Jello

Social climber
No Ut
Jun 3, 2007 - 12:08am PT
Tarbaby, you bring me back to "Sweet home...Ala......."Boulder.

-JelloWishesHeWasThere
WBraun

climber
Jun 3, 2007 - 12:12am PT
The best shot is looking out into Kansas.

Nice flat land. Screw the mountains. It's too rough and cold.

Friday nights it's softball baseball.

Cruz main street saturday nights. Oh what a blast.

Grow corn and vegetables all week.

Now that's the life.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jun 3, 2007 - 12:12am PT
nice and easy guys... hey what was in those packs? hope you had a good celebration on top!
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 3, 2007 - 12:19am PT
Gerry Roach, author of the Flatirons Guide, was once asked what his favorite mountain was...

Much to the questioner's surprise, he said: "Green Mountain".

Green mountain is the central mass in the first panaorama at thread top. Roach has climbed an incredible number of mountains, something like every named peak over 12,000' feet in Colorado, huffed up peaks the world over, Everest...
Oli

Trad climber
Fruita, Colorado
Jun 3, 2007 - 12:20am PT
The most fun I've ever had is climbing around the backsides of various of the flatirons.
girasolgrl

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 3, 2007 - 12:24am PT
Okay, so who'd like to give me the Flatiron tour? Nice pics, Stich! I think I know what is in that bag....

;-)

GG
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 3, 2007 - 12:26am PT
That looks like a lot of fun. Fjell rangling, as it's called in Norway.

Alternative alliterative appellations:

Flipflapflopping in the Flatirons.
Filibustering in the Flatirons.
Finagling in the Flatirons.
Fiddling in the Flatirons.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 3, 2007 - 12:27am PT
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder Colorado
Jun 3, 2007 - 12:29am PT
the climbing looks cool, it's the hike that's out of the question!

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 3, 2007 - 12:36am PT
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 3, 2007 - 12:47am PT
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder Colorado
Jun 3, 2007 - 12:59am PT
very cool indeed Roy, thanks
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 3, 2007 - 01:08am PT
Flying in the Flatirons.
Flourishing in the Flatirons.
Flugelhorning in the Flatirons.
Flatfooting in the Flatirons.
Floculating in the Flatirons.
Mighty Hiker

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Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 3, 2007 - 01:11am PT
I wonder what Werner's spell check will make of flugelhorning and floculating?
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 3, 2007 - 01:13am PT
A floozy florest was flushing in a flurry of flushing flora up in the florid Flatirons...
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