Everyone can hang out and be part of the International Climbers’ Festival in Wind River Country on July 11-14.

LANDER — This year’s International Climbers’ Festival, scheduled for July 11–14, is an event for all, not just hardcore rock climbers.

“Our slogan this year is ‘All Are Welcome,’” ICF Director Lauren Heerschap said.

A number of events during the Climbers’ Festival are free to the public, including the Art Crawl July 11 from 3:30-6 p.m. along Lander’s Main Street, the Trade Fair July 12 from 2-6 p.m. in City Park, the Dyno Comp July 12 at 6 p.m., and nightly live music at the Lander Bar.

In addition to numerous clinics and competitions, the 26th annual Climbers’ Fest will feature a film festival and speeches by the likes of Volker Schoeffl, Kitty Calhoun, Craig DeMartino, and James Edward Mills.

All are still welcome to any or all of these aspects of the festival. About 60 tickets for the full experience are still available online, and people can also buy tickets in person at Wild Iris Mountain Sports, Heerschap said.


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