Wyoming’s 24th Annual International Climbers’ Festival
The annual International Climbers’ Festival celebrates its 24th year in Lander, Wyoming on July 12-16, 2017. The festival has attracted climbers of all levels from all over the world where they can enjoy festivities that include climbing competitions, art, food, live music, beer and the chance to meet and gain new climbing partners.
Lander, Wyoming has some of the best alpine routes in the country, and it doesn’t hurt that it sits at the base of the granite-filled Wind River Range. The crags of Wild Iris and Sinks Canyon, just outside of town, are legendary sport-climbing areas, but they also have traditional climbing as well as bouldering.
ICF has a fantastic list of keynote speakers that will surely attract more festival goers. This year’s list of speakers include Joe Kinder, Peter Croft, Hazel Findlay, Tommy Caldwell, Matty Hong, and Pamela Shanti-Pack. Each one of these pro-climbers are major powerhouses that have been and continue to be extremely influential in the climbing community.
In addition to the clinics that will be offered at the International Climbers’ Festival, there will be a Wind River Scavenger Hunt with prizes from Outdoor Research and the Limestone Rodeo which is a red point competition with prizes that include cash, Patagonia gear and Edelrid gear. A “Climb with an Athlete Partner” silent auction will open on June 1, 2017. Those bidding have a chance to win climbing with athletes such as Tommy Caldwell, Alex Johnson and Delaney Miller. Money from the silent auction will go towards infrastructure at Wild Iris and other Lander area crags.
Get your tickets now for the International Climbers’ Festival. Clinics have not yet been listed, but keep an eye out as they will be posted soon. Festival attendees are sure to walk away with some greater knowledge of climbing skills and techniques as well as memorable experiences and new friends.
For tickets and more information on the International Climbers’ Festival, please visit their Web site.