Wild Iris is a line of pristine white limestone crags below South Pass at an elevation of 9,000 feet. It is approximately a 30 minute drive from Lander, Wyoming. It is one of the most beautiful rock climbing areas in the country: the rock is beautiful, the lines are beautiful, and the setting--open meadows bordered by cliffs and forests of Douglas fir and aspen--is beautiful too. The snow clad 12,000 foot peaks of the Wind River Range provide a stunning background.
A one-mile hike from the car takes us to a paradise of over 300 bolted sport climbs. There are routes for every level of ability, though the area is best suited for moderate and advanced climbers. Kids who excel at climbing gyms and sport climbing will love the hard, safe routes. Wild Iris is famous for steep faces and overhangs.
A multi-day road trip that includes stops at Wild Iris and Sinks Canyon provides a wonderful introduction to an array of different types of climbing. Car camping is available at both Wild Iris and Sinks, or you can stay at hotels in Lander, a great little Wyoming town with such classic attractions as The Lander Bar, Gannett Grill , Cowfish, and the Folklore Coffeehouse, where you will find the best Latte in Wyoming.
$340 for one climber
$225 each for two climbers
$190 each for three climbers
$155 each for four climbers
Plus travel expenses for guide(s): $100 per guide, plus food and camping expenses.
Please call our office for multi-day prices.
June through September in most years. May and October when conditions allow.