When I Was a Young Girl, I Had Me a Cowboy
Pumpy, thin, sharp pockets above the bulge.
Good stone, mostly pretty movement on a fairly steep wall. Starts with inobvious bouldery crux on the many to choose from -- all face the wrong way small holds to a jug just above the 1st clip. From here big movement on decent holds leads to a several cruxes up high. You'll find one of the coolest slopers at Iris before the chains.
Located on the main Erratic, just left of a trio or quartet of 14's. Starts on the small sloping shelf on the left side of the wall.
5 or 6 clips to anchors, possibly including lowering biners. Clip initial low bolts to avoid being strung out to dry and possibly stick clip the low 2nd bolt.
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Working up to the 3rd bolt.
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The redpoint crux. Atleast, until you get past th...
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|Comments on When I Was a Young Girl, I Had Me a Cowboy
|By Mike Anderson|
From: Dayton, OH
Aug 18, 2009
I think Amy Skinner did the FA of this, back before she was Amy Skinner. She climbs this in the original "Masters of Stone" - the greatest climbing film ever made.
From: Morrison, CO
Sep 8, 2009
I would call the sloper more "heartbreaking" than "cool"! A truly excellent route, though sharp as hell. I'm surprised by the star ratings. This is one of the most classic & well-known 5.13s at The Wild Iris. Its also one of the only hard routes with more than 5 hard moves.
|By Sam Perkins|
From: Rexburg, ID
Jul 16, 2012
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c
I'm ALMOST speechless about this one. But one word that I can easily describe it with is STIIIIIIFF!!! And quality. And rad. And gnarly. And Skinnertastic. Etc. Okay, you can say a lot of good about this line.
|By Will Barnes|
From: Edmonton, AB
Aug 24, 2013
Agreed, awesome route with an utterly heart-breaking finish. Also be careful around the third bolt, it's about a centimeter out of the wall now from people whipping on it (maybe time for a new one there).