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 Rock Climbs 2018 by Steve Bechtel, Kyle Duba and Ben Sears is the definitive climbing guidebook to the crags around Lander, Wyoming. Brand new in July 2018, this guide includes 400 new routes since Lander Rock Climbs 2015 came out three years ago.
Development on the dolomite walls around Lander continues to be rampant, which contributes immensely to the new routes included in this edition of Lander Rock Climbs. Possibly the most significant addition is the first time ever publication of the long time, semi-secret North Country wall. Also, extensive development in the massive Little Popo Agie Canyon counts as a large percent of the new additions.
An updated and sleek layout of the maps and pictures makes this Lander Rock Climbs 2018 the best Lander area guidebook to date.