(Lander, WY) – According to the US Forest Service – Shoshone National Forest Facebook page, there is a voluntary closure in place at the Main Wall of Wild Iris climbing area on the Washakie Ranger District, from June 7 to July 31, 2021.
This voluntary closure is in place to protect nesting raptors, which will actively defend nesting areas. Disturbance could result in nest abandonment, egg or chick loss, and increase the chance of predation.
This is not only a climber safety issue but an important measure to protect nesting raptors.
Please avoid climbing the following routes: Buffalo Soldier (+Charlie Drew That Spinnin’ Bull), Cowboys Don’t Shoot Straight, Ambush in the Night (+Riata Man), and roof extensions of Cowboy Poetry (12b) and Boy (13a).
Please report any wildlife conflicts to the Forest Service at 307-335-2157.