Iron Man Boulder
Climb the obvious rail from left to right. Easy moves provide encouragement, until the rail gets smaller near the end. Good incuts and determination help gain the sloper out on the right lip. Match on this and swing your right foot high and complete a classic.
South face of the 'Iron Man Boulder'
By Tim Steele From: Bishop, CA. May 3, 2007
Hey everybody, line up for the Ironman! As a note of trivia, the first ascensionist, Tony Puppo, considered calling it "Desert Peach" due to the large flowering plant that once grew beneath it.
By Adam Winters Administrator From: the Shire Apr 12, 2009 rating: V4 6B
HYPE HYPE HYPE!! anybody have a power washer? that rail is getting grimy. use your brushes, people.
By C Miller Administrator Dec 1, 2009
Iron Man on Youtube -
By Ace Elfstrom From: San Francisco Jan 14, 2010
I think this one is Dale Bard's!
FA Iron man Dale Bard!
By Dan Brayack From: Marmet, WV Feb 10, 2011
You know - for the first timer on this thing - its V5 all day long....its a 4 once you've got it dialed/wired (well actually its like a 2....)
By Andy Liu From: Mammoth Lakes, CA Feb 28, 2012 VIDEO
By Brian Horlick From: Laramie, WY Mar 24, 2013
Really really fun! Compared to a lot of other Buttermilk "classics" (Birthday Direct,anything on the Green Wall), this is far less slimy. Get on it!
By cbtacy Aug 11, 2013
Low to the ground, fun moves, approachable, flat landing, gorgeous rock, lovely looking.... you can see why this might be the most photographed problem on the planet.
There are two key small footholds for the crux. Oh... and don't throw a right heel hook until AFTER you have matched the jug.
By 5150dhbiker From: Santa Barbara, CA Dec 3, 2013
A real classic for the Bishop area. My advice is hit it early if you are there in the middle of the season, or you will see some huge crowds and have to wait your turn.
By Matt Haig From: California Dec 12, 2013 VIDEO
By dave wave Apr 11, 2014
Felt real soft for V4...more like V2-3. Maybe I'm just not use to the juggy holds...Come try V4 at Joshua Tree or Mt. Woodson.