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Aspen Glade, The 
Cowboy King Wall 
Gun Street Wall 

Gun Street 


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Elevation: 8,600'
Location: 42.5927, -108.7419 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Mike Snyder, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: J. Albers on Jun 29, 2010
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Looking over beautiful flowers from the back side ...

Description 

Less visited than the front side, Gun Street offers great stone and some of the longer hard lines at the Iris. The classic routes tend to be harder (5.11+ and up) and thus, Gun Street tends to attract less people. The harder routes here are amongst the best at the Iris.

To ease finding the routes, I have split Gun Street into two walls (Gun Street Wall and Cowboy King Wall) as per the Collins and White guide.

This entire cliffline bakes in the sun most of the day, though it does receive a bit of shade in the late evening. As with the rest of The Iris, this crag is generally viable from mid-June to mid-October depending on the year. There are fewer trees around the cliff base than at other crags, making this a good choice for a colder day.


Getting There 

There are two approaches to the backside. Option one is to park at the standard Iris parking lot and hike on the main trail past the Main Wall. Once you have past Rising From the Plains, you will eventually reach a trail crossing. Turning right leads to the Erratic and Remuda areas. Turning left leads over the top of the ridge to the backside parking area. Continue straight ahead for Gun Street and the Aspen Glades wall. After the trail crossing, watch for a faint trail (marked by double cairns) leading left towards the center of the Gun Street Wall.

The second approach option is to park on the backside (limited parking) and hike up the steep hillside trail that joins the main trail as described above. To find the backside parking area, continue on Limestone Mtn. Road past the turnoff for the main parking area until the road curves around to the right and there is a parking area and road on the left. Park here and walk back a short distance on the main road until a trail is located heading up into the woods. Hike up the up and over the hillside until the trail junction that is described above is reached. At the junction, turn left towards Gun Street and follow the directions described above.


Climbing Season


16 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',7],['5.11',5],['5.12',4],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Gun Street:
Sweaty Bully   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   Gun Street Wall
Young Guns   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport   Gun Street Wall
Little Buckaroo   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 25'   Gun Street Wall
Butch Pocket and the Sundance Pump   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Gun Street Wall
Choke Cherry Eyes   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   Cowboy King Wall
Gun Street Girl   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Gun Street Wall
American Beauty   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 75'   Cowboy King Wall
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The main portion of the Cowboy King Wall. American Beauty begins just left of the right skyline; Jolly Rancher and Choke Cherry Eyes both begin around the corner to the right of the skyline.

American Beauty 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  WY : Wild Iris : ... : Cowboy King Wall
Begin with good pockets on fantastic vertical to slabby 5.11c 'ish face climbing to a stance below the obvious roof. Big moves on mostly good holds leads out the roof to a hard to see jug at the anchors. Falling while going for the anchors (crux) leads to a great, bowel churning free air fall. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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Gun Street from the approach trail. In the center of the photo is the shorter Gun Street Wall and the far right is the Cowboy King Wall with double bulb roof that contains American Beauty. The leaning block in the middle contains two 5.10's.
BETA PHOTO: Gun Street from the approach trail. In the center ...
The backside of the Iris around sunset. Aspen Glade Wall on the left and Gun Street on the right.
The backside of the Iris around sunset. Aspen Glad...
The hike into Gun Street Wall. Lovely.
The hike into Gun Street Wall. Lovely.
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