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From: Fort Collins, CO
Sep 3, 2007
|Some bolts have been cut at Cowboy Poetry wall, but whoever cut them left the first bolt in place. I don't completely understand the intent of the bolt cutter, but I'm not a local. Sometimes the bolts really blend into the rock and are hard to see. This may be common sense, but make sure you can see the bolts and the anchors before starting any routes.|
Jun 28, 2008
|There was a bear hanging out around the camp sites at Wild Iris this weekend. Please be aware, and extra careful with food, etc. in this area.|
Jun 3, 2012
Jul 7, 2013
This year marks the 20th International Climbers' Festival, and the celebration is going to be big. We have recruited a huge line up of presenters (Tommy Caldwell, Henry Barber, Emily Harrington, Timmy O'Neil, Expedition Denali's Erica Wynn, and Cedar Wright). Our clinic schedule features top athletes like Jonathan Siegrist, Audrey Sniezek, Eric Horst, Nick Duttle and many more! Though, the biggest anticipation of all is debut of the HIstory of Lander Climbing Documentary at the festival.
By Jason Albino
From: San Francisco, CA
Jul 18, 2013
We took our first trip here in July 2013 on the recommendation of the Wild Iris climbing shop in Lander.
Hands down, this crag features the most gorgeous free car camping I have enjoyed anywhere. Check out the sites on the right side once you drive down the gnarly camping access road below the main pit toilet.
As for the climbing, relative to the tufa-filled Thailand limestone I have enjoyed before, the white limestone of Wild Iris was much more technical and generally kicked my butt.
If you like short, steep sport climbs with hand holds that are 80%+ pockets of some kind with mostly Smith Rock-style thin edges for feet, you will adore this place. If that's not your style, you'll probably hate it (at least at first). In short, it seemed like a polarizing place.
The "Main Wall" is definitely the place to be if the weather allows you to be in the South-facing aspect all day. A long, continuous section of walls there may challenge your route ID skills (as it did ours even given the "Lander Rock Climbs" guidebook), but will offer endless route days for for 5.10+ sport climber.
By Sam Lightner, Jr.
From: Lander, WY
Aug 15, 2013
|If you are a regular climber at Wild Iris, Sinks Canyon, or any of the other areas around Lander, and you are also on facebook, please go to the Fremont County Climbers Coalition on fb. Either be a friend or "like" us. That is where you will get posting on the ups and downs of climbing in the Lander area... anything from access issues to grizzly bear sightings. The more people we have come to the site, the better we can get the word out to the climbing community. facebook.com/fremontcountyclim...|
By Tom Gnyra
Aug 5, 2015
|A couple of forgetful Canadians here: we may have forgot a pair of black yoga pants at the last site before the end of OK corral. If you find them and would not mind mailing them to a US or Canadian address we will pay shipping. We are already in Jackson and cannot turn back really due to time constraints. If it has been eaten by a bear already I hope the bear enjoys it.|