Lander is famous for its climbing. The well-known rock climbing areas, Wild Iris and Sinks Canyon, are the equivalent of Mecca for climbers all over the world. While sport climbs reign king nearest to town, there are many world class trad climbs and alpine climbs within a short drive and hike. And when you consider the potential of the yet-undeveloped rock, the newer areas that many hard-working climbers have established, and all of the alpine climbs in the Wind River Mountains, you realize that you can climb here for your entire life and never climb it all. For the best guidebooks in town, stop by and pick up the Lander guidebook by Steve Bechtel. Or pick up the latest addition to climbing guidebooks in the area: Bouldering in the Wind River Range by David Lloyd and Ben Sears. If you are looking for personal advice ask one of our employees who will gladly recommend climbing areas, favorite climbs, or classic must-do climbs in the area.
If you are looking for climbing partners, and have a Facebook account, then check out this new Climbing Partners Facebook Group!