Type: Boulder
FA: Tony Puppo
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Shared By: Euan Cameron on Mar 26, 2007
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Climb the obvious rail from left to right. Easy moves provide encouragement, until the rail gets smaller near the end. Good incuts and determination help gain the sloper out on the right lip. Match on this and swing your right foot high and complete a classic.


South face of the 'Iron Man Boulder'


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Tim Steele
Bishop, CA.
Tim Steele   Bishop, CA.
Hey everybody, line up for the Ironman! As a note of trivia, the first ascensionist, Tony Puppo, considered calling it "Desert Peach" due to the large flowering plant that once grew beneath it. May 3, 2007
AWinters   NH  
HYPE HYPE HYPE!! anybody have a power washer? that rail is getting grimy. use your brushes, people. Apr 12, 2009
C Miller   CA  
Iron Man on Youtube -

youtube.com/watch?v=FqlANyH… Dec 1, 2009
Ace Elfstrom
San Francisco
Ace Elfstrom   San Francisco
I think this one is Dale Bard's!
Jan 14, 2010
Dan Brayack
Marmet, WV
Dan Brayack   Marmet, WV
You know - for the first timer on this thing - its V5 all day long....its a 4 once you've got it dialed/wired (well actually its like a 2....) Feb 10, 2011
Matt N
Santa Barbara, CA
Matt N   Santa Barbara, CA
Andy Liu
Eastern Sierra
Andy Liu   Eastern Sierra
Brian Horlick
Laramie, WY
Brian Horlick   Laramie, WY
Really really fun! Compared to a lot of other Buttermilk "classics" (Birthday Direct,anything on the Green Wall), this is far less slimy. Get on it! Mar 24, 2013
Low to the ground, fun moves, approachable, flat landing, gorgeous rock, lovely looking.... you can see why this might be the most photographed problem on the planet.

There are two key small footholds for the crux. Oh... and don't throw a right heel hook until AFTER you have matched the jug. Aug 11, 2013
Santa Barbara, CA
5150dhbiker   Santa Barbara, CA
A real classic for the Bishop area. My advice is hit it early if you are there in the middle of the season, or you will see some huge crowds and have to wait your turn. Dec 3, 2013
Matt Haig
Bishop, California
Matt Haig   Bishop, California
dave wave  
Felt real soft for V4...more like V2-3. Maybe I'm just not use to the juggy holds...Come try V4 at Joshua Tree or Mt. Woodson. Apr 11, 2014
Colin R
Ottawa, ON
Colin R   Ottawa, ON

I have never heard anyone besides you say The Buttermilks are softer than J-Tree. JBMFP (V5) at J-Tree feels easier than Iron Man. White Rasta (V3) is only hyped because its highball. Likewise Flight attendent (V4 or V7 sit), The Turtle (V7), Caveman (V6), etc., all felt easier than Iron Man imho... May 12, 2014
Ashley Swenson
Pasadena, CA
Ashley Swenson   Pasadena, CA
youtu.be/v-go4WGpFxE Jan 1, 2019