This cool mostly shady crag hides way out on the back side of the Iris. You'll generally have the place to yourself and find a small number of classic lines from 5.10 to 5.14. Wotai (10d), Medicine Man (11c), When I was a Young Girl.. (13a), and Throwin' the Houlihan (14a) are the must do if you can lines out here.
Walk towards the main iris, staying left and high at all junctions until you pass the Main Wall on the left. Or, approach from the main wall by hiking up the wall and joining the trail past the Rising from the Plains section. Continue on the faint trail until you start to see the mostly sunny cliffs of Gun Street and Aspen Glade in the distance, look for a faint trail off to the right (becomes most distinct shortly) heading into the pine forest with not much rock immediately visible. Soon the Erratic will show its impressive white clean face with the 14 routes on the first steep section. Mono pocket pulls anyone?
Browse More Classics in The Erratic
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Erratic:
Wotai 5.10d Sport, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Medicine Man 5.11c/d Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
When I Was a Young Girl, I Had Me a Cowboy 5.13a Sport, 1 pitch, 65 feet
Heart Full of Ghosts 5.13d Sport, 1 pitch, 55 feet
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