In 1953, Dale Johnson climbed the third peak on roller skates using ropes and belays. They have a 55-degree slope on average. A white “CU” was painted on the side of the third flatiron until the city painted over it in 1980. For those with particularly sharp eyes, it can still be seen. In 2010, Stefan Griebel speed-climbed the east face of the third Flatiron in only 5 minutes 59 seconds. The rocks are nearly 300 million years old and took their current shape around 60 million years ago. The Flatirons are also referred to as “The Craqs” and “Chatauqua Slabs.” The... Read More