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Elevation: 8,891 ft 2,710 m
GPS: 42.58479, -108.73536
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Shared By: Monomaniac on Sep 8, 2009
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson

Description Suggest change

The Main Wall is the centerpiece of The Wild Iris climbing. Over 100 routes grace the varied, bulging dolomite, with grades ranging from 5.4 to 5.14d. This truly is a crag for climbers of all ability. Some of The Wild Iris' most classic hard routes lie only a few yards from some of the best 5.10 sport routes in Wyoming. The rock here is generally excellent, with beautiful pockets and the occasional edge. This cliff offers every angle from slab to horizontal roof. The routes are generally on the short side, but long, sustained routes can be found on the far east end of the cliff at the Cowboy Poetry Wall. Most of the routes are bouldery & powerful for their grade.

The cliff faces due South, and so is in the sun most of the day. There are crevices & buttresses that provide shade in key locations along the cliff. A beautiful pine & aspen forest grows along the base offering welcome shade & shelter from the incessant wind. All of the typical crag hazards exist, especially rattlesnakes & lightning. This area is extremely exposed to electrical storms, and retreat to the parking lot requires a harrowing dash along the stark plain. The weather can change in a heartbeat, and approaching storms are often obscured from view.

From Left to Right, the crags are:

Rising From the Plains

Rodeo Wave

Wild Horses Wall

Hot Tamale Wall

Five Ten Wall

Rode Hard Wall

Cowboy Poetry Wall

Getting There Suggest change

From the parking lot, follow the main track west toward the cliff. After ~15 minutes, he trail dips down into a broad valley. At the bottom of this valley a trail forks to the right. Turn right here & follow the trai into the woods for all crags except Rising From the Plains & Rodeo Wave. The trail meets the cliff at The Five Ten Wall. Head right for Rode Hard & Cowboy Poetry, left for all others.

To reach Rising From The Plains & Rodeo Wave, the most expediate option is to continue West on the main track until you are directly south of the far left end of the Main Wail. Turn right here and head north to Rising From the Plains.

117 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Main Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 261
The Devil Wears Spurs
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 98
Cowboy Gibberish
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 319
Wind and Rattlesnakes
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 244
Hot Tamale Baby
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 99
Cowboy Poetry
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 82
Charro
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 100
Ruby Shooter
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 57
Bobcat Logic
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 44
Hey Mr. Vacquero
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 32
Full Circle
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 17
Horsewhipped and Hogtied
Sport
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 27
Last Man Standing
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 25
Cow Reggae
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 4
Atomic Cow
Sport
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
 7
Rodeo Free Europe
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Devil Wears Spurs C. Wild Horses Wall
 261
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Cowboy Gibberish G. Cowboy Poetry
 98
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Wind and Rattlesnakes F. Rode Hard Wall
 319
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Hot Tamale Baby D. Hot Tamale Wall
 244
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Cowboy Poetry G. Cowboy Poetry
 99
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Charro D. Hot Tamale Wall
 82
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Ruby Shooter D. Hot Tamale Wall
 100
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Bobcat Logic B. Rodeo Wave
 57
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Hey Mr. Vacquero D. Hot Tamale Wall
 44
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Full Circle F. Rode Hard Wall
 32
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Horsewhipped and Hogtied A. Rising From the Pl…
 17
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Last Man Standing A. Rising From the Pl…
 27
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
Cow Reggae B. Rodeo Wave
 25
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Atomic Cow B. Rodeo Wave
 4
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
Rodeo Free Europe B. Rodeo Wave
 7
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a Sport
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