open to alumni and advanced ice climbers




March 1 - 3, 2023


Watch out Cody, IRIS is comin’ to town!
If you are an IRIS regular and gotten your fair share of the Ouray Ice Park and San Juan backcountry, join us in Cody, WY where the ice is grand, the approaches grander and the wind always exists!


The Southfork of the Shoshone outside Cody, WY is a breathtaking venue filled with epic ice lines for the advanced ice climber. The town has an old-west Wyoming feel and a slower-paced attitude that will surely charm even the most rugged IRIS alpinist.


You’ll feel the same community vibe as our Ouray programs and notice the same excellent, outcome-oriented instruction.


Seasoned ice hero? Perfect!  We’ll get you working through long approaches to stellar steep ice climbs! From single pitches to up to 1000ft lines, Cody has it all!


If you are new to IRIS, we’ll be excited to meet you. If you are an alumnus, come check out this new venue!


**This itinerary is subject to change. 

February 28:
5-7pm: Meet and Greet (Gear, Goals & Group Gathering) in Cody


March 1:
6am: Meet in Cody
7am-4pm: Climb in the South fork


March 2:
6am: Meet in Cody
7am-4pm: Climb in the South Fork


March 3:

6am: Meet in Cody

7am-2pm: Climb in the South Fork
3pm: Trip wrap-up / Happy Hour Hang Out


3 Days of Guided Climbing in the Southfork of the Shoshone

2:1 Guest to Guide Ratio


Not Included:

Personal Climbing Gear: Harness, Helmet, Tools, Crampons, Boots,

Meals and Personal Snacks


Transportation to/from/while in Cody, WY

Personal Climbing Clothing

Guide Gratuity

Travel Insurance (highly recommended!)

Incurred costs by leaving a trip early

Incurred costs as a result force majeure


Travel Recommendations:
Closest Airports: Cody, WY



Best Western

Hampton Inn

Big Bear Motel


Food / Coffee Beta:

Albertsons; Walmart; The Station by Cody Coffee

**This list is a guideline. You do not need the exact layers but will need something of similar warmth. If you have questions please ask us.**


Climbing Clothing

Baselayer Top Wool Recommended (100-150 weight)

Breathable Insulation Layer

Medium Weight Puffy Jacket

Down Vest (optional: recommended if you run cold)

Hard Shell Jacket (waterproof)

Belay Puffy Jacket or Parka (such as Black Diamond Belay Parka)

Long Underwear Wool or Synthetic (150-200 weight)

Soft-shell climbing pants (such as OR Iceline Pant)

Puffy Pants or Puffy Skirt (optional: these are great for belaying and if you run cold)

2-3 Pairs of Gloves (lightweight to heavyweight: such as BD Terminator or CAMP Gecko Pro Ice and BD Legend)

Warm Hat (to be worn under a helmet)

Buff/Neck Gaiter

Sunglasses (for sun and eye protection)

2-3 Pairs of Wool Ski or Snowboard Socks (light to medium weight cushion)


Climbing Equipment

Backpack 35-40L (such as Black Diamond Speed 40)

Climbing pack: 15-20L

2 Total Liters of Water (one of which should be a thermos 🙂

6 pks Handwarmers

Food / Snacks

Sunscreen and Chapstick


Belay Device & 2 Locking Carabiners


Technical Ice Climbing Boots (crampon compatible with toe and heel welts)

Ice Climbing Crampon w/ Vertical Front Points

Ice Tools


Lindsay Fixmer

Director of IRIS
AMGA Certified Rock Guide
AMGA Certified Alpine Guide