Of the 100+ flatiron formations, the Maiden is surly one of the coolest. Roughly 300 feet high by only 25 feet wide, this razor of rock is astounding thin for a formation of its height ... More info ›
Of the 100+ flatiron formations, the Maiden is surly one of the coolest. Roughly 300 feet high by only 25 feet wide, this razor of rock is astounding thin for a formation of its height. Its summit pinnacle is tipped back like the crest of a giant crashing wave, creating a massive west face overhang. The stone is a dazzling array of bright lichens on red sandstone, souring upwards in clean vertical sweeps. This climb is a true classic in every seance of the word.
Your experienced guide knows how to make this climb as enjoyable as possible while also maximizing your efficiency and safety.
For the best experience, bring a friend and climb as a party of three.
*****While the summit is phenomenal, this is a beginner climb.*****Climb in the South Flatirons, accessed from Eldorado Springs. A beautiful 1.5 hour hike will take us deep into Boulder County Mountain Parks. After locating and approaching the Maiden's northwestern edge, we will rack up for our climb. We will ascend the rock in 5 pitches, ascending wildly steep terrain while maintaining a difficulty of only 5.6. On the summit pinnacle, we will perch precariously on a platform no bigger than a desk. After a snack and summit photos, we will prepare for a dramatic free hanging rappel back to the ground. This is easily one of the best climbs of its grade and length anywhere in the world. The stunning formation, excellent stone, and improbable summit spire make this climb a must do for all Colorado climbers.
• Flatirons, Boulder Mountain Park, Boulder, CO 80302