Elevation: 8,710 ft
GPS: 42.585, -108.732 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: richard magill on Aug 20, 2006
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson
Access Issue: Raptor Closure Several Routes! Details

Description

One of the best sections of climbing at Wild Iris.

This crag is taller than many of the Wild Iris walls, and generally splits into two tiers. The lower tier is vertical to slightly overhanging, and is roughly 60 to 70 feet tall. Then the second tier is a big steep bulge that extends another 20 feet or so above.

Routes have been put in here in a generally smart way, with anchors at the top of the first tier, and then route extensions to the top of the second tier. So there are plenty of easier options that go 5.10 or 5.11 up to the first anchors and then offer 5.12 and 5.13 extensions to the top.

A few classics include Cowboy Poetry (11b to the first anchor or 12b to the second), Take your Hat Off (10b), and its hard extension Boy (13a).

Gets lots and lots of sun, pretty much all day.

Getting There

From the parking lot, take the first rightward trending trail down the hill (well marked with a sign). Total walk is about a half mile. This trail deposits you at the base of Cowboy Poetry.

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