Last Man Standing
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Routes in Rising From the Plains
|Adi-Goddang-Yos S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a|
|Cowboy Killer S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Crazy Horst S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Last Man Standing S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c|
|Lord Loves a Hangin S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Pocket Derringer S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Rising from the Plains S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a|
|Rustler's Cache, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Tres Hombres S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Western Side Step S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Sport, 35 ft|
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|Shared By:||Monomaniac on Sep 12, 2009|
DescriptionAnother of The Wild Iris' fine power routes, Last Man Standing offers a bit more to sink your teeth into than the typical "over before you're warm" roof encounter. The low roof gets things going with dynamic, bouldery moves, that sap just enough strength to keep the gradually easing headwall in doubt nearly the entire way to the chains. While this is certainly the realm of the campus junky, good footwork and a wee bit of stamina are necessary to link the route.
Start as for "...Hickock", scrambling up the juggy boulder to the crook of the roof and the first bolt for both routes. Bust right via a cool match to a good incut pocket. The dynamic crux requires a precise lunge to the sinker pocket ~16" down & right of Hickock's third bolt. Once this pocket is latched, the real climbing begins, with a rising traverse to the right. Good footwork is the key to a series of very long reaches between good holds, and a couple of sharp pockets. A good rest to the right of the bolt line will help with the pumpy, steeper moves just below the anchor.
If you prefer more sustained lines, this is one of the better options at The Wild Iris in the 13- range.