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Rock Climbing Montana



Randall Green / Falcon Press, 2000
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Montana climbing offers a lifetime of adventure and challenge. Rock Climbing Montana, formerly The Rock Climber's Guide to Montana is the only guide available that covers all the major climbing areas in the state-including Missoula, Helena, Butte, and Bozeman as well as out-of-the-way crags like Stone Hill, Mulkey and Rattler gulches, and the state's highest mountain, Granite Peak-with routes ranging from 5.3 to 5.13. Climbers from around the state-(Dwight Bishop, Ron Brunckhorst, Bill Dockins, Rafael Grana, Randall Green, Brian Hatfield, Brad Hutcheson, Jason Taylor, Matt Taylor, and many others)-provided first-hand information for area overviews, route betas and topos, maps, and photos. Also included are suggestions for hear, information on locations and types of anchors, approaches, and descents as well as listings for shops, gyms, and guide services. Rock Climbing Montana is essential for planning your next climbing trip in the Big Sky State.

Rock Climbs of Southwest Montana



Kyle Vassilopoulos / First Ascent Press, 2008
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Written by one of America s leading rock climbers, this is your guide to almost 700 routes; ranging from multi-pitch classics to the latest sport crags; from 5.4 alpine scrambles to the hardest rock climbs in Montana; including many areas never before published. Also included are suggestions for gear, where to find more beta, access concerns, climbing gyms, new route ideas, in-depth approaches, as well as listings for local services not to be missed. With over 285 full-color photos and 22 detailed maps, this is the must-have guide for the long-time local and visitor alike. Twenty five major areas are covered including: Natural Bridge & Falls, Allenspur, Mill Creek, Mount Cowen, Bozeman Pass, Frog Rock, Bridger Range, Bear Canyon, Chestnut Mountain, Practice Rock, Hyalite Canyon, Scorched Earth, Squaw Creek, Gallatin Canyon, Gallatin Tower, Beehive Basin, Big Sky, Red Cliff Campground, Madison River, Neat Rock, Revenue Flats.


Central Montana Rock



Jake Mergenthaler / First Ascent Press, 2006
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Volume 2 in the Big Sky Rock series of Montana climbing guides. The serene climbing areas along the Rocky Mountain Front, the Elk Horn and Big Belt Mountains of Montana are home to everything from convenient practice areas to some of the most challenging free climbs in the state - many described here for the first time. Written by one of the area's leading explorers, this guide covers over 350 quality climbs on dozens of roadside sport crags, lonely canyons, textured granite spires of the Boulder Batholith, and the multi-pitch wonder of Blackleaf Canyon near the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

Butte's Climbing Guide



Dwight Bishop / First Ascent Press, 2005
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Featuring over 300 routes up to 600 feet and hundreds of boulder problems up to V11, "Butte's Climbing Guide" is the only complete guide to one of Montana's premier and most historic climbing areas. Known geologically as the Boulder Batholith, this extensive area along the Continental Divide between Butte and Whitehall, MT offers more granite climbing than anywhere in the Northern Rockies. A world class destination unto itself, the Boulder Batholith is also the perfect "stop-over" for traveling climbers.

Bozeman Rock Climbs



Bill Dockins & Tom Kalakay / High Gravity Press, 2009
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Written by two veteran Bozeman climbers, Bozeman Rock Climbs is the only comprehensive guide to crags in the Bozeman area. Carefully researched, accurate, and easy to follow, the 3rd Edition is a greatly expanded version of guides first published in 1987 and again in 1995. Illustrated with scores of full-page photos, topos, and maps, the guide covers Gallatin Canyon limestone and gneiss, Hyalite Canyon, Bear Canyon, Chestnut Mountain, the Madison River area, the Bridger Range and the Big Sky Area, and it includes many crags not described anywhere else. In addition to the route descriptions and first ascent information, the 3rd Edition's chapters on the area's climbing history and geology and a foreword by H.J. Schmidt lend a depth, richness, and humor rarely found in run-of-the-mill climbing guidebooks, says the Southern Montana Climbers Alliance

Indian Creek Climbing Guide



Ron Brunkhorst / Indian Creek Press, 2007
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Indian Creek, second edition, 2007, by Ron Brunckhorst. Indian Creek is a Montana limestone canyon near Townsend that contains some of Montana's finer routes with routes ranging from 5.4 - 5.12+. This colorful new edition is 40 pages with 73 climbs covered. Get first hand information from the pioneering source with 2 maps and 19 photos along with a dozen accounts of first ascents and incidences that will not find in any other guidebook.

Indian Creek is primarily a sport-climbing venue, and most routes are advanced—this probably isn’t the best place to take your sweetie for a first climb. But a handful of easier routes, some trad options, and its close proximity to Townsend make Indian Creek Canyon a local favorite. Look for Indian Creek at Barrel Mountaineering and Northern Lights, or visit Climb Montana



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