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Elevation: 8,700 ft 2,652 m
GPS: 42.58494, -108.73151
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Shared By: richard magill on Aug 20, 2006
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Cowboy Poetry

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Alaskan Tanning Booth
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 280
Take Your Hat Off
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 57
Princess and the Playmate
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 139
Buffalo Soldier
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 72
The Devil Wears Latex
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 54
Testosterone Alfresco
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 32
Cowboys Don't Shoot Straight
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 12
Slapping Leather
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 98
Cowboy Gibberish
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Honed on the Range
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 99
Cowboy Poetry
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Sleeping Thunder
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Alaskan Tanning Booth
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Take Your Hat Off
 280
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Princess and the Playmate
 57
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Buffalo Soldier
 139
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Devil Wears Latex
 72
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Testosterone Alfresco
 54
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Cowboys Don't Shoot Straight
 32
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Slapping Leather
 12
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Cowboy Gibberish
 98
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Honed on the Range
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Cowboy Poetry
 99
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Sleeping Thunder
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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