Trip Report
Stupid Early 3rd Flatiron
Thursday August 2, 2012 2:38pm
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organic tomatos from the garden.  oh... I mean og coffee double shot!
organic tomatos from the garden. oh... I mean og coffee double shot!
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Forest
Forest
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First pitch - sunrise!
First pitch - sunrise!
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Huevos Rancheros
Huevos Rancheros
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Stats:
1300' simul-climb, 1 pitch, 55 minutes.
car-to-car 3 hours, 45 minutes

Git some!

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Forest

Trad climber
Lafayette, CO
  Aug 2, 2012 - 02:43pm PT
Thanks to Nature for getting this dad out on the rock!
Silver

Gym climber
  Aug 2, 2012 - 02:44pm PT
Cool Nature way to go get some early.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
  Aug 2, 2012 - 02:45pm PT
Looks like a nice ride fellas!

Way to get after the Early Worm!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Author's Reply  Aug 2, 2012 - 02:46pm PT
Yup Forest! And i guess the next Flatiron is your lead....
Forest

Trad climber
Lafayette, CO
  Aug 2, 2012 - 02:46pm PT
We probably lost about an hour wandering around in the dark on the approach...
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
  Aug 2, 2012 - 04:27pm PT
It is super fun. Had the pleasure of blastin up that while Oregon and Colorado battled it out on the field below. Based on the quiet below, we gathered that the game was not going well for CU. Scampering through the CU graffitti, we treaded carefully - let's not further anger the CU spirits. I can't decide who is more blessed - the CA or the CO climbers. You both have an abundance of great rock. hHanks for sharing.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
  Aug 2, 2012 - 04:35pm PT
Fun climb! Thanks for sharing. Haven't heard of that cafe before...looks yummy!
Forest

Trad climber
Lafayette, CO
  Aug 2, 2012 - 05:12pm PT
Callie, Snooze is great, BUT...

They don't take reservations, and they're really popular on the weekends. So go on a weekday, or early (like before 8:30 or so.)

However, they do server Mimosas while you're waiting.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
  Aug 2, 2012 - 09:47pm PT

Sheesh!!!! Crimper & BN always have sushi and wine up top!!!!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
  Aug 2, 2012 - 09:57pm PT
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
  Aug 2, 2012 - 11:24pm PT
Third Flatiron, sunny side up, followed by huevos rancheros, washed down with Mimosa.
Excellent crux sequence!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Author's Reply  Aug 2, 2012 - 11:48pm PT
Jaybro... I never got that text :(
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
  Aug 3, 2012 - 12:48am PT
thanks Forest and Nature. Very creative TR. Did you two look around though? Nearby, Cerro Torre - The Fourth Flatiron!

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
  Aug 3, 2012 - 12:57am PT
I just did that for the screenshot. I don't even have your number in my phone :)
Watch your Facebook on a sec
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Aug 3, 2012 - 02:16am PT
wow, I feel a Dawn Patrol coming on... if only I didn't caffeinate this afternoon. I'll never get to sleep now in time.


Nicely done guys!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
  Aug 3, 2012 - 02:57am PT
Always thought that was a beautiful looking piece of rock. Thanks for this fun story. Sweet climb!
Mark Rodell

Trad climber
Bangkok
  Aug 3, 2012 - 04:43am PT
nice one peter, and doug, early morns are the great.
philo

Trad climber
Is that the light at the end of the tunnel or a tr
  Aug 3, 2012 - 05:40am PT
Ha ha awesome. The 3rd rocks. It was funny how you presented the texting.
Good on ya for gettin' after it in the wee am hours.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
  Aug 3, 2012 - 07:13am PT
Peter, they're pointing the wrong way!!!!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Aug 3, 2012 - 09:44am PT
Nice dawn patrol!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
  Aug 3, 2012 - 09:53am PT
Yes - true about our picnics atop the Third. We are due! Doing it my moonlight is also a fun style. After our upcoming travel, look for us up there... :)
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Author's Reply  Aug 3, 2012 - 09:55am PT
sushi on top and I wasn't invited?
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Author's Reply  Aug 6, 2012 - 12:22am PT
bump cuz romney saved the olympics or so it says on the stupid sticker at the top of the page.
Fletcher

Gym climber
A very quiet place
  Aug 6, 2012 - 10:18am PT
Highly enjoyable... one of the best trip reports ever. Totally "you are there" style.

Thanks!

Eric
Zander

climber
  Aug 6, 2012 - 10:31am PT
Sweet!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Author's Reply  Aug 23, 2012 - 04:00pm PT
We did it again this am. This time the left arete of the third flat. Forest lead the one pitch.

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c-2-c 2hrs, 55 minutes
pitch 1: 1 hour, 6 minutes.


*yawn*
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
  Aug 23, 2012 - 04:03pm PT
Cool. The clouds looks a bit spooky this morning. Glad they didn't get you. I was riding up NCAR about the time you were doing that. We need to plan a sushi dinner on top. Haven't done it yet this year (on the third anyone, the first is another story)!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Author's Reply  Aug 23, 2012 - 07:39pm PT
sushi on top of the third sounds like a great idea.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Aug 23, 2012 - 07:48pm PT
Fun TR....you still on for the Black? Looks like a cool spell coming up.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
  Aug 23, 2012 - 11:16pm PT
No good excuse for not getting out in them parts. Did you walk around and look at Death and Transfiguration?




Roger Briggs on D & T from Climb
Gal

Trad climber
going big air to fakie
  Aug 24, 2012 - 12:51pm PT
Looks like super fun, crack smokin' early trip-Awesome (I prob would've had to just stay up all night to be able to get up in time... avert the having to get up problem ;-)!
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
  Aug 24, 2012 - 01:05pm PT
The whole format of the TR is very clever. I was going to say "too cute!", but that doesn't seem quite right for two manly men. Anyway, I liked it!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Author's Reply  Aug 24, 2012 - 06:49pm PT
Still on for the Black. you got the odd pitches on Scenic Cruise.



phylp - I was thinking brilliant but clever will do :)
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
  Aug 24, 2012 - 07:11pm PT
Looks like some nice slab there, Nature!

I'll have to look you up and come there to do some Slab climbing
after my next Surgery on Sept 20th on my Shoulder.

Oh wait, By the time my shoulder partly heals from the surgery
It will be Dec or Jan.

Oh well maybe the Springtime when I'll take a vacation to make up for the one I'm gonna miss at the end of sept.

Good to see you climbing, Bud, and I look forward to the next Sushi-Fest I can go to!!!
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
  Aug 24, 2012 - 07:29pm PT
"go look for a place to live"? How about:

Les

Trad climber
Bahston
  Sep 6, 2012 - 03:52pm PT
hilarious TR guys, just got around to reading it. well done.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Author's Reply  Oct 18, 2012 - 12:34pm PT
Living in Boulder doesn't suck. 6 minutes out my front door to meet Forest.

This morning - not so sutpid early:
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Last night:

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car to car in 2 hours 15 minutes.

40 minutes to do the climb.

Git some!
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
  Oct 18, 2012 - 12:43pm PT
Full moon is coming up on the 29th.
It's even better at night and you wont lose any beauty sleep.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Author's Reply  Oct 18, 2012 - 12:49pm PT
we should do sushi on top!
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
  Oct 18, 2012 - 01:21pm PT
I love the creative approach to this TR! Oh and the climbing looks awesome too.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Author's Reply  Oct 18, 2012 - 07:30pm PT
bump... cuz I need some sleep but instead... cruiser ride time!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Author's Reply  Oct 23, 2012 - 12:09am PT
kids these days....

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climber
Boulder, CO
Author's Reply  Oct 23, 2012 - 11:11pm PT
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nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Author's Reply  Oct 23, 2012 - 11:15pm PT
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nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Author's Reply  Oct 29, 2012 - 03:48pm PT
does posting in my own TR count?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
  Oct 30, 2012 - 12:06am PT
yup. thanks for the bump! cool TR!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Author's Reply  Oct 30, 2012 - 12:12am PT
we're going out again Thursday. weather is great!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Author's Reply  Nov 5, 2012 - 11:25pm PT
bump.

heading out thursday for the sixth stupid early climb
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