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Rising From The Plains is the collection of routes on the far left (west) end of the Main Wall. The crag is known for the bulbous low roof on the left end, which features 4 very difficult routes. This area also includes the long short wall to the right of the roof area. There are currently six more routes on this short wall. Most of the routes at Rising are on the harder end of the spectrum, with a number of quality, short 5.13s, including the once classic Paul Piana testpiece "Adi-Goddang-Yos", which takes the direct line out the left side of the large roof (unfortunately a broken hold at the crux has increased the difficulty & reduced the continuity of this line somewhat). There are a number of good 5.12s, and one intimidating BJ Tilden 5.14 ("You Ain't Bill Hickock"), tackling the central roof line. Novices will want to look elsewhere, though there is one 5.11, which is harder than it looks with a difficult section clearing the low bulge.
This sectiobn of cliff is at the far left end of the Main Wall. Follow the main track from the parking lot, staying left at the first intersection. When you are even with the left end of the main wall, head right for the obvious white bulge that is rising from the plains, so to speak.
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Tres Hombres 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Last Man Standing 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
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Last Man Standing 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c WY : Wild Iris : ... : Rising From the Plains
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", scramb...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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