She sent word to her brother, Todd Skinner, that she had found rock that looked very similar to Buoux in southeastern France. This was reason enough for him to come see for himself. The rest is history. It was the start of sport climbing in Lander. Elevation, views, amazing fall colors, and great climbing! Wild Iris has it all for the summer climber.
@Atlantic City/ South Pass campgrounds
A few miles west of Limestone Mountain Road, there are a couple of campgrounds managed by the Bureau of Land Management. (BLM 307-332-8400)
@Wild Iris Crag
Free camping along the two track road that parallels the base of the OK Corral wall is very popular during the summer. Please pack out what you pack in. Use the vault toilet located at the beginning of the two track road that accesses the camping. Be aware of any fire bans in effect and honor them. There is no water at this area, so bring plenty with you.
BE DISCREET and low impact! Hang your food! This is bear country. Don't leave food outside of your vehicle unless you are there with the food and consuming. Same applies for dog food. Also do not leave food in your tent during the day or at night. Bears like all food, especially human food! Shoshone National Forest (307) 332-5460.
From Lander, drive beyond Limestone Mtn. Rd (road to Wild Iris Climbing Area) about 5 miles. Look for the brown sign on your right; the turn is on your left. The fee here is $6 per night. Picnic tables, water, and pit toilets. Water is turned off. Price reduced for seniors ($3 with Golden Age Pass).
Lander, Wyoming is a great place to climb. Whether you are looking for steep sport climbs, long alpine routes, or granite cracks, you'll find it all. Averaging 320 climbable days per year, Lander has earned a reputation as both a winter destination and a place to escape the heat of midsummer. Whether you're seeking out classic 5.7 routes or 5.14 testpieces, this guide will help you find your way to over 1,000 routes on crags of granite, dolomite, and sandstone. This edition of Lander Rock Climbs covers all of the crags in previous editions, with full-color photos and maps. We have also included the newly developed cliffs of Little Popo Agie Canyon, including Wolf Point and the Sweatlodge. Packed with action photos and more detailed maps, the 2015 edition covers Lander climbing like never before.