Rock Climbing Wild Iris

Rate this Adventure Wyoming Wild Iris, WY

Added by George Bruce Wilson

  • Iconic rock climbing for all sport climbers
  • Despite its popularity, this spot usually isn't too crowded Hiking, Trail Running, Wild Life, Festivals, Beer

Wild Iris is an iconic rock climbing destination for all sport climbers. It sits at about 9000 feet and there is little cell reception so let someone know where you will be. It was developed years ago by the late Rock Climbing legend Todd Skinner. At the time this area was very futuristic for climbers and quickly has become a place for people all over the world to travel to.

One of the best parts is that its almost never crowded despite the popularity. There are a few main areas in Wild Iris of all skill level up to 5.14d. Some of the local strongmen like BJ Tilden continue to develop the climbing in this area and other Wyoming destinations. Come prepared to test your finger strength in pockets, get pumped out of your mind, and have some amazing climbing days. The best season to climb in Wild iris is the summer.

There is a festival that happens every July in Lander, the closest city, called, The International Climbers Festival. It's definitely worth going to. Top professional climbers come and you will meet some of the friendliest people around there. Lander is also very unique because you can camp for free in the city park. It's a very climber friendly town. See you there!

Pack List

  • Climbing Gear
  • Camping Gear
  • Lots of portable water
  • Food (if staying up by the crag)
  • Friends
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Camping, Chillin, Hiking, Photography, Rock Climbing

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Spring, Summer, Autumn


Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Picnic Area

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Added by George Bruce Wilson

I am a professional photographer/Film-maker based out of the beautiful state of Utah. I have always loved being able to create. From luxury furniture to adventure films. Creation is a huge passion of mine as well as the outdoors. Anytime I can't mix those two together, I am thrilled! You can find my work at and in social media @threepeakfilms

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