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Wild Iris

By August 30, 2009No Comments

Signage, Main Cliff in background. At close to 3000m altitude, Wild Iris is perfect as a summer destination when low altitude crags are too hot.

Yuri (some nice dude we met) on a 12c at the Main Cliff.Fancy some bullet pocketed limestone in a sublime location – 3000m above sea level – and perched high above the central Wyoming plains? Then check out Wild Iris. Only a half hour drive from climber-friendly Lander (you can camp for free in the city park and there is a great cafe and outdoor store) this hillside ribbon of limestone cliffs holds dozens of awesome routes ranging from 5.9 to 5.14. We only spent two days here climbing the main cliff (one of several cliffs), en-route to the Wind River range, but it was enough to make me want to return for a month! One day… [hover over photos for captions]

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