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Wild Iris is one of the most beautiful sport climbing areas in the U.S. It's hard to beat a warm summer day spent climbing the white dolomite pockets of Wild Iris. And to top it off, you'll belay comfortably beneath a peaceful canopy of aspen trees. Sublime.
The climbs are mostly short, and occasionally sharp, but the climbing and experience is more than enough to compensate for these minor drawbacks. There are plenty of routes from 5.9 on up to 5.14, so most climbers will find more than enough to stay busy.
Wild Iris is located at Limestone Mountain at an elevation of 9,000 feet. The climbing season begins when the snow melts (early June) and can last into late Fall. The high altitude makes summer climbing pleasant, but be aware that the weather can change at any moment - wind and cold storms are common all summer. Many of the climbs face south, so also be prepared for warm temps! Remember this is Wyoming - land of the extremes!
A growing number of established, free camping spots are available along the road below the OK Corral. Other primitive, dispersed spots are available above this road and at the Aspen Glades parking/camping area. Currently, there are two vault toilet in the area located just up from the main parking lot for OK Corral/Main Lot and off left at the large Aspen Glade parking/camping area down left on Limestone Mountain road. There isn't any water or infrastructure beyond some bear boxes. The closest supplies are located in Lander. Cell service can be had at the top of Lightning Ridge and from the Main Wall parking lot. The OK Corral and Aspen Glade campgrounds have no cell service.
Also, be sure to check out this video about the history of Lander climbing if you have not seen it already.
Classic Climbing Routes at Wild Iris
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