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Last Man Standing 

YDS: 5.13a/b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E7 6c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c [details]
FA: Pete Delannoy
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Sep 12, 2009

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The crux stab of "Last Man Standing".


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.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The engaging vert finish.
The engaging vert finish.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sweet pockets on beautiful stone.
Sweet pockets on beautiful stone.
Rock Climbing Photo: The crux dyno to the sinker pocket.
The crux dyno to the sinker pocket.
Rock Climbing Photo: Entering the business of Last Man Standing
Entering the business of Last Man Standing

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