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Aspen Glade, The 
Cowboy King Wall 
Gun Street Wall 

Gun Street Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,600'
Location: 42.5927, -108.7419 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: J. Albers on Jun 29, 2010
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Looking over beautiful flowers from the back side ...


Less visited than the front side, Gun Street offers great stone and some of the longer hard lines at the Iris. The classic routes tend to be harder (5.11+ and up) and thus, Gun Street tends to attract less people. The harder routes here are amongst the best at the Iris.

To ease finding the routes, I have split Gun Street into two walls (Gun Street Wall and Cowboy King Wall) as per the Collins and White guide.

This entire cliffline bakes in the sun most of the day, though it does receive a bit of shade in the late evening. As with the rest of The Iris, this crag is generally viable from mid-June to mid-October depending on the year. There are fewer trees around the cliff base than at other crags, making this a good choice for a colder day.

Getting There 

There are two approaches to the backside. Option one is to park at the standard Iris parking lot and hike on the main trail past the Main Wall. Once you have past Rising From the Plains, you will eventually reach a trail crossing. Turning right leads to the Erratic and Remuda areas. Turning left leads over the top of the ridge to the backside parking area. Continue straight ahead for Gun Street and the Aspen Glades wall. After the trail crossing, watch for a faint trail (marked by double cairns) leading left towards the center of the Gun Street Wall.

The second approach option is to park on the backside (limited parking) and hike up the steep hillside trail that joins the main trail as described above. To find the backside parking area, continue on Limestone Mtn. Road past the turnoff for the main parking area until the road curves around to the right and there is a parking area and road on the left. Park here and walk back a short distance on the main road until a trail is located heading up into the woods. Hike up the up and over the hillside until the trail junction that is described above is reached. At the junction, turn left towards Gun Street and follow the directions described above.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Gun Street

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gun Street:
All He's Ever Gonna Have   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Aspen Glade
Butch Pocket and the Sundance Pump   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Gun Street Wall
Choke Cherry Eyes   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   Cowboy King Wall
Spurs Equal Velocity   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   The Aspen Glade
American Beauty   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 75'   Cowboy King Wall
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Featured Route For Gun Street
Rock Climbing Photo: Choke Cherry Eyes goes up the center of the photo ...

Choke Cherry Eyes 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  WY : Wild Iris : ... : Cowboy King Wall
If I could give this route 5 stars, I would. Outstanding two and three finger pockets lead up a beautiful sweep of white stone. Finish the route through a tiered roof system....[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

Photos of Gun Street Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Gun Street from the approach trail. In the center ...
BETA PHOTO: Gun Street from the approach trail. In the center ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The backside of the Iris around sunset. Aspen Glad...
The backside of the Iris around sunset. Aspen Glad...
Rock Climbing Photo: The hike into Gun Street Wall. Lovely.
The hike into Gun Street Wall. Lovely.

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