Steve Annecone

I’ve been climbing in Boulder since 1989 when I first discovered Eldorado and the Flatirons.  On my first  trip to Boulder, a friend suggested I solo the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Flatirons on a day that he was unavailable, and he copied topos and drew detailed maps for me of the lines and the descents.  I somehow managed to find the lines and summits, but the 1st and 3rd Flatiron descents were complex and difficult to find and downclimb onsight …. I was hooked!  I’ve recently spent a lot of time exploring and climbing through the intricate mazes of the Flatirons and find it to be the most compelling place to climb these days.  I’m hoping to promote the balance of recreation with the long-term preservation of these outstanding, beautiful Flatirons.