Certain climbing areas have iconic problems that everyone remembers their experience with and at the Buttermilks outside Bishop, CA, The Iron Man Traverse (V4) is one such problem. In this great post on the Bishop Bouldering Blog guidebook author Wills Young takes a closer look at the history of this problem and the man who claimed the FA back in the 70’s:
This compelling problem, in the middle of main area at The Buttermilks must be one of the most often-tried problems of its grade anywhere in the world. So what is the story behind this line? Getting the ball rolling by climbing and naming this popular classic was our very own climbing-shoe re-sole master Tony Puppo of The Rubber Room in Bishop.