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Alaskan Tanning Booth S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ambush in the Night S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Buffalo Soldier S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Burnin' Daylight S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Cowboy Gibberish S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Cowboy Poetry S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Cowboys Don't Shoot Straight S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Devil Wears Latex, The S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Drove Hard and Put Up Quick S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ella's Pony Ride S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Honed on the Range S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
How The West Was Won S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Princess and the Playmate S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
SideWinder S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Slapping Leather S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Sleeping Thunder S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Take Your Hat Off S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Testosterone Alfresco S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Type: Sport, 55 ft
FA: Amy Skinner
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Shared By: Monomaniac on Sep 13, 2009
Admins: Lauren Heerschap, Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg

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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.


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


EDIT: This route has been re bolted.


Lander, WY
Flacker   Lander, WY
I believe Lightner re-equipped this route... and maybe added an extension? Jun 28, 2017
Jake Dickerson
Lander, WY
Jake Dickerson   Lander, WY  
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
Adam Keifenheim  
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

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