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The 21st International Climber's Festival is in Lander, Wyoming - July 9-13, 2014

Lander, WY - The International Climbers’ Festival is the longest-running climbing festival in the world, now in its 21st year. Started by legendary climber Todd Skinner with the purpose of celebrating climbing, its reach has expanded to bring new awareness to this unique sport. Current projects fund local teens on guided trips up the Grand Teton to foster problem-solving skills through climbing while others bring films and art exhibitions to Lander’s world-wide climbing community.

Located in central Wyoming, Lander sits at the base of the spectacular granite-filled Wind River Range, which has some of the best alpine routes in the country. Just outside of town are the legendary limestone-dolomite sport-climbing crags of Sinks Canyon and Wild Iris, where you can find single pitch sport and traditional climbing as well as bouldering with grades for the whole family.

climbersfestival@gmail.com, www.climbersfestival.org

Wednesday, July 9

Noon- Registration Opens at Wild Iris Store
Hang out with Brittany Griffith and Patagonia from 4:30-6:00pm!

Evening Events at American Museum of the West, BBQ from 5:30-8:00pm

6pm- Outdoor Research Exlporers' Presentations

  • Becca Skinner
  • Cameron & Jonathan Horst
  • Kyle Vassilopoulos
  • Leif Gasch
  • Brian Fabel
  • Micah Rush & Colby Frontiero

7pm- Enormocast Recording with Chris Kalous

Thursday, July 10

7am-11am- Black Diamond/Access Fund Service Project, with Support from the Access Fund

9am-Noon: Shoe Demo at Wild Iris Store (return to store as well)

4:00-5:30pm- Women In Climbing Roundtable at Lander Chamber Park (near Lander Bar) featuring Sasha DiGiulian, Angie Payne, Paige Claassen, Lynn Hill, Heidi Badarraco, and more. Both women and men are welcome to attend!!

5:30pm- Central Bank & Trust Art Crawl begins and will make stops at local businesses to see various art displays and scotch/beer tasting.

8:00—11:00 pm- La Sportiva Opening party at the Gannett Grill. Pull-Up competition starts at 8:30pm and band starts at 9:30pm.

Friday, July 11

8:00am- Breakfast Burritos by Solid Rock Climbers’ For Christ in City Park

8:30am-10am: Shoe demos in City Park (return to City Park as well)

9:00am- Meet for clinics at City Park and carpool to Crag

2:00pm-9:00pm- Trade Fair at City Park. Includes booths, exciting games, gear giveaways, and a Dyno Comp that starts at 6:00pm.

Saturday, July 12

7:00-9:00am- Wild Iris & Dynafit Trail Run @ Wild Iris Crag (21k at 7:00am, 5k & 10k at 7:30am)

8:30 am- Mountain Hardware Breakfast @ Wild Iris Crag

8:30 am-10am Shoe Demos at Wild Iris Crag (return to Wild Iris Store)

10:00 am- Clinics at Wild Iris

4:00-5:30pm- Drinks with Conrad and Alex at Wind River Outdoors, brought to you by North Face

6:00 pm- Autograph Session with Athletes at High School

7:00pm- Millet Keynote Speaker Series. To include presentations by:

  • Alex Honnold
  • Lynn Hill
  • Sasha DiGiulian
  • Angie Payne
  • Conrad Anker
  • Brady Robinson
  • John Long
  • Paige Claassen

8:30pm- Wild Iris Mountain Sports Friends and Fun Party at the Gannett Grill

Sunday, July 13

No scheduled events...go climbing! 


All Access Pass – $55
All presentations, $10 Art Crawl dollars, Trade Fair, T-shirt, and Clinics. Includes select free food and discounts for drinks. Your way to experience the entire Festival!

Children’s Ticket – $35
All Access pass, specially priced for kids ages 6-17. Kids under 6 are free! 

Presentation Ticket – $30
Explorer's Presentations Wed. July 9, Women's Roundtable on Thurs. July 10, and Keynote Speaker Series on Sat, July 12. 

Related Links: Lander Chamber of CommerceRiverton Chamber of Commerce, Dubois Chamber of CommerceDestination Dubois

For a complete calendar of events go to www.windriver.org/calendar, or to request a vacation packet, please visit us at Wind River Country or call 800-645-6233.

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