The Erratic Rock Climbing
The Erratic is home to a small number of excellent...
This cool mostly shady crag hides way out on the back side of the Iris. You'll generally have the place to yourself and find a small number of classic lines from 5.10 to 5.14. Wotai (10d), Medicine Man (11c), When I was a Young Girl.. (13a), and Throwin' the Houlihan (14a) are the must do if you can lines out here.
Walk towards the main iris, staying left and high at all junctions until you pass the Main Wall on the left. Or, approach from the main wall by hiking up the wall and joining the trail past the Rising from the Plains section. Continue on the faint trail until you start to see the mostly sunny cliffs of Gun Street and Aspen Glade in the distance, look for a faint trail off to the right (becomes most distinct shortly) heading into the pine forest with not much rock immediately visible. Soon the Erratic will show its impressive white clean face with the 14 routes on the first steep section. Mono pocket pulls anyone?
Weather station 4.2 miles from here
21 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Erratic
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Erratic:
Pocket Hero 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Wotai 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Medicine Man 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For The Erratic
Medicine Man 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a WY
: Wild Iris
: The Erratic
A fun line but quite sharp, do it when you have fresh tough skin - not a good 3rd day on route! Climbs easily up the dihedral, gradually easing right onto the arete. Prepare for the crux when you are fully on the arete and making a long move. Powerful and possibly dynamic. Fun despite the pain....[more] Browse More Classics in WY