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Routes in Rode Hard Wall

Arizona Cowgirl S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Belle Star S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Buckskin Billy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Copenhagen Angel S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Cowboy Joe S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Easy Ridin' S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Full Circle S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Nine Horse Johnson S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Phony Express S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Rode Hard and Put Up Wet S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Tomahawk Slam S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Wind and Rattlesnakes S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Windy West S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Steve Bechtel
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Shared By: Monomaniac on Sep 19, 2009
Admins: Mike Snyder

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Nine Horse Johnson is an excellent new addition to the Rode Hard Wall, climbing the enormous roof via acrobatic footwork. Its surprising that such an excellent line sat neglected for more than 15 years between two legendary climbs. In any case, this is an excellent moderate, featuring likely the steepest 5.11 climbing at The Wild Iris.

Begin with easy moves up a coral-covered flake. Surmount the flake, then launch onto the beautiful white panel. Sequential, long reaches between sinker two-finger pockets ascend the panel to a so-so shake below the roof. Head left, then out the roof on enormous jugs to the lip. Grope for hard-to see pockets above the lip as the pump builds. An unlikely foothold provides passage when things get desperate.


The furthest right route on the roof-capped section of the Rode Hard Wall. Also the next route left of Wind & Rattlesnakes.


Bolts, 2 Bolt Anchor.


Adam Keifenheim
Adam Keifenheim  
Completely great. Get on this! Oct 23, 2014
J. Albers
J. Albers   Colorado
This section of wall originally was left blank because up until about 10 years ago, there was a tree blocking the wall. You can see what is left of the tree at the base of 'Nine Horse Johnson' (the roots are at the base of Johnson and the tree tipped over towards Wind and Rattlesnakes). Jun 29, 2010

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