Type: Sport, 55 ft
FA: Amy Skinner
Page Views: 238 total · 2/month
Shared By: Monomaniac on Sep 13, 2009
Admins: Lauren Heerschap, Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg

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Description

Comboys Don't Shoot Straight is a technical slab climb with thin, sharp holds and tricky feet. This is a worthwhile climb, or at least it was, but unfortunately someone has seen fit to chop all of the bolts except for the first one. This is particularly mean-spirited, as it lures unsuspecting folks up the speckled slab, where bolts are hard to see. Hopefully this route will be re-bolted, as it is does provide something a bit different for The Wild Iris. It is possible to toprope this from adjacent routes if you don't mind risking a bit of a swing.

Begin with cruxy slab moves up to an intermittent seam feature. Follow this seam up into a scoop up to the pocketed wall above. These pockets are a bit sharper than most at The Iris. There used to be an 11a extension (Pokey) through the groove in the roof above, but this also appears to have been chopped.

Location

Immediately right of Buffalo Soldier, beginning just left of a juniper tree that grows against the wall.

Protection

EDIT: This route has been re bolted.

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Flacker
Lander, WY
Flacker   Lander, WY
I believe Lightner re-equipped this route... and maybe added an extension? Jun 28, 2017
Jake Dickerson
Lander, WY
  5.10d
Jake Dickerson   Lander, WY  
  5.10d
I climbed it today and the anchors are now above the crack/bulge feature. I thought the rock on the upper bulge was slightly chossy and a little more difficult than 5.10c. Personally, I would have left the anchors below the bulge. Either way its a pretty fun climb. (There are lowering hooks at the top. Aug 5, 2017
Adam Keifenheim
  5.11a
Adam Keifenheim  
  5.11a
This route now has bolts, and the lower anchors are no more - forcing you to climb the crack 11a extension at the top. A little heady up there. Jun 6, 2018