Rising From the Plains Rock Climbing
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Though all of the routes here are short, there is a bit of variety in that some feature enormous roof-bulges, while others are more consistently angled, technical crimp fests, like those on the far right end of the wall. The crag faces South so receives sun most of the day. The two routes on the far left will get shade until mid-day, and a pine tree in the middle of the cliff provides shade on part of "Lord Loves A Hangin" for much of the day. Later in the evening "Last Man Standing" and a few routes to the right receive shade.
This is perhaps the most exposed cliff at Wild Iris. Wind is ever-present, and the crag-base forest is not very dense at this end. Be cognizant of approaching storms and the threat of lightning.
This crag may have some potential for new lines. The backside of this cliff faces north, with rock reminiscent of the poorer quality stuff at the OK Corral. Any routes on this side would surely be popular due to the shade, though they would be short. There is also an open project left of Lord Loves A Hangin.
From L --> R, routes are:
1. Rising From the Plains, 5.12a
2. Cowboy Killer, 5.12+
4a. A Slug of the Old What-for, 5.13+ Shares start w/ 4b.
4b. Adi-Goddang-Yos, 5.13+ Shares start w/ 4a. Originally 13b prior to broken hold
5a. You Ain't Bill Hickock, 5.14- Shares start w/ 5b.
5b. Last Man Standing, 5.13b, Shares start w/ 5a.
6. Pocket Derringer, 5.11a
7. Crazy Horst, 5.12b
8. Rustlers Cache 12b
9. The Lord Loves A Hangin', 5.13a
10. Chaps, 5.12d
11. Horsewhipped & Hogtied, 5.13a
12. Tres Hombres, 5.13a
Classic Climbing Routes at Rising From the Plains
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