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Cowboy Poetry 0 / 18 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19
Five Ten Wall 0 / 15 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Hot Tamale Wall 0 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Rising From the Plains 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Rode Hard Wall 0 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Rodeo Wave 0 / 9 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Wild Horses Wall 0 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Elevation: 8,900 ft
GPS: 42.585, -108.735 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 61,145 total, 608/month
Shared By: Monomaniac on Sep 8, 2009
Admins: Mike Snyder

Description

The Main Wall is the centerpiece of The Wild Iris climbing. Nearly 100 routes grace the varied, bulging dolomite, with grades ranging from 5.6 to 5.14b. 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 heroing 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

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.

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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.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Wind River Rose
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Ryobi Ranger
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Indian Country
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Take Your Hat Off
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Buffalo Soldier
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
T & T
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
The Devil Wears Spurs
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Easy Ridin'
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Hot Tamale Baby
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Wind and Rattlesnakes
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Tomahawk Slam
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Cowboy Poetry
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Charro
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Ruby Shooter
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Hey Mr. Vacquero
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wind River Rose Hot Tamale Wall 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Ryobi Ranger Five Ten Wall 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Indian Country Five Ten Wall 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Take Your Hat Off Cowboy Poetry 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Buffalo Soldier Cowboy Poetry 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
T & T Five Ten Wall 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Devil Wears Spurs Wild Horses Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Easy Ridin' Rode Hard Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Hot Tamale Baby Hot Tamale Wall 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Wind and Rattlesnakes Rode Hard Wall 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Tomahawk Slam Rode Hard Wall 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Cowboy Poetry Cowboy Poetry 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Charro Hot Tamale Wall 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Ruby Shooter Hot Tamale Wall 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Hey Mr. Vacquero Hot Tamale Wall 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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