Type: Sport, 35 ft
FA: Pete Delannoy
Page Views: 1,852 total · 16/month
Shared By: Monomaniac on Sep 12, 2009
Admins: Lauren Heerschap, Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg

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Another 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.


The right-most bolted line on the steep belly/roof at the left end of Rising From the Plains. Shares the start with "You Ain't Bill Hickock".


Bolts to 2 Bolt Anchor.


Isaac Palatt
Colorado Springs
Isaac Palatt   Colorado Springs
A nice route with cool moves up a beautiful piece of stone. I found the crux to be the big right hand move above the 3rd bolt, not the move to the sinker pocket down low, indicated in the route description above. Beta video here: youtube.com/watch?v=lSHlNjo… Sep 5, 2018