Entries by tlanzano

North Side of the Sky

Route Name: North Side of the Sky Rock Formation: The Maiden Number of bolts to be placed: Total of 28 bolts  Pitch 1: 17 bolts and 2 bolt anchor   Pitch 2: 7  bolts and 2 bolt anchor Route Difficulty: 5.12 Proposed Route: The proposed route begins on the ground, mid-way along the center of […]

Blue Baboon

Route Name: Blue Baboon Rock Formation: Devil’s Advocate Number of bolts to be placed: Total of 16 bolts Fourteen bolts plus two anchor bolts Route Difficulty: 5.11 Proposed Route: Proposed route,  Blue Baboon will go up the center of the South face, about 50 feet right of Purple Serpent, following an amazing line of “hueco” pockets […]

Get Lanced

Route Name: Get Lanced Rock Formation: Stonehenge Number of bolts to be placed: Total of 12 bolts Ten bolts plus two anchor bolts Route Difficulty: 5.13 Proposed Route: This route takes a striking, direct line up solid rock on the center of the steep overhang on the featured West face of Stonehenge. This is up […]

Velvet Tongue

Route Name: Velvet Tongue Rock Formation: Devil’s Advocate Number of bolts to be placed: Total of 16 bolts Fourteen bolts plus two anchor bolts Route Difficulty: 5.13- Proposed Route: Proposed route, Velvet Tongue (5.13-, 30 meters), is an entirely independent line on the south face of the Devil’s Advocate Flatiron, located about 20 ft to […]

Trail Volunteer Day – Der Zerkle – September 11

The Flatirons Climbing Council (FCC) in conjunction with the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) is conducting a volunteer trail project on Saturday, September 11. The project will repair the base of  the Der Zerkle and surrounding trails. This area sees heavy use from day visitors that lose their way from the […]

The 2021 Flagstaff Trash Bash

We are doing this! Join the Flatirons Climbing Council, the Boulder Climbing Community and the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks in the annual clean-up of Flagstaff Road.  We need volunteers! The plan is to have the traditional Bash and dinner party in the evening, unless Covid restrictions change in the City or […]

Trail Volunteer Day – Third Flatiron – Saturday, July 17

The Flatirons Climbing Council (FCC) in conjunction with the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) is conducting a volunteer trail project this month on Saturday, July 17. The project will encompass building a new climber access trail to the South side of the Third Flatiron and adjacent climbing formations: W.C. Fields Pinnacle, […]

Bobbi Bensman

FCC Board I started climbing in 1980, while in high school in Arizona. In the early years, climbing took me all over Arizona and to major destinations such as Joshua Tree and Hueco Tanks. I eventually moved to Boulder in 1990 allowing me to climb all over Colorado, yet I have mostly fallen in love […]

FHRC Public Meeting – Wednesday, June 2

The FHRC public vote and meeting is coming up! Wednesday, June 2, at 7:00 pm Please join us at the Boulder Rock Club Public meeting to review and conduct vote on the current Flatirons route applications. New route proposals include one route on Shanahan Grag (5.11/5.12), one route on Hillbilly Rock (5.13+). Time: Wednesday, June […]

Royal Arch Trail Closure

Starting on Monday, May 17, the City of Boulder will implement closures along the Royal Arch Trail  to reroute the popular trail around areas prone to significant erosion. To help protect visitors and OSMP trail crews, the city will close the Royal Arch Trail from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The city […]