Wild Iris Sport Climbing

There is a reason that Wild Iris became a mecca for modern sport climbers. The beautiful white pocketed limestone offers something for climbers of any level. Combine this with really short approach times and it is a great climbing destination.

We were there in June and the weather was perfect. The wildflowers were in full bloom and we had warm days and cool nights. We did a little shade chasing, but it was very pleasant. The occasional thunderstorm might roll through in the afternoon, but it never lasted long and the rock dried fast.

There is amazing free camping right next to the crag which makes it easy to get stuck in the vortex. The views are spectacular and make the spot even more special. Most camp sites have a flat spot for a tent and a fire ring. There is one pit toilet as well. There are is no drinking water or trash services so make sure you bring your water jug and fill it up in Lander and pack out all your garbage.

We only spent a week in Lander in favor of getting to Ten Sleep for the Fourth of July festivities. It would have been easy to spend a month there. Wild Iris is a definite must climb place on your tour of US sport crags.

Here is a link to the guide book

 

 

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