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Bass Creek

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Ballet Zone T,S 
Bombay Boogie T,S 
Bop 'Till You Drop S 
Flashdance T,S 
Russian Ballet T 
Waltz to Hands S 
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Bass Creek  


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Elevation: 3,300'
Location: 46.5754, -114.1384 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: 54321 on Jul 20, 2011
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Description 

Mixed Shade, lots of bugs, gorgeous drainage.....

There are about seven routes on the wall. I could not find the names of these routes anywhere. I am putting this to give you what I know so this area can get more climbers.

Honestly the reason this area is not climbed in much is that the routes are awkward and there is better climbing just a few miles down the road at Kootenai.

10 draws should be enough for this area.

Getting There 

Head South on highway 93 from missoula for around 30 miles or so. Park at the Bass creek trailhead. Once you past the big rock on your right with the creek on your left your almost there. Look over to your right its not a very big wall it has maybe 7 routes.

This is the first climbable drainage down the Bitterroot. five minutes down the trail on your right. 1 minute scramble up scree.

Approach time: 5 minutes

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.5 miles from here

6 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Bass Creek

Ballet Zone 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  MT : Bass Creek
Work up the leftmost chimney, the top of which you should protect with a nut. The first bolt is on the left face of the crag, about 35 ft off the ground. Climb the arete past the first and second bolts, and protect the obvious down-and-to-the-right slanting crack below the third bolt with a medium sized nut. An easy mantle after the 3rd bolt gains the chains.Descent: Abseil or walk off (walk off goes up the hill a bit, then to the left--there's a decent trail)....[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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By Josh Kornish
From: Missoula, MT
Jun 10, 2013
Here are the correct route names with the correct grades.

The crag is called the "Dance Crag"

The chimney is called 'Bombay Boogie' 5.7

manky unnecessary bolt before entering chimney where finger to hand size cams. For now you can lower off the bolt midway.

The route just to the right with the small roof

Waltz to Hands 5.9

The supposed sketch lay back route is "Bop 'Till You Drop" 5.10. I don't recall any issues with too thin of chains.

The route furthest to the left on the west facing aspect is called "Ballet Zone" 5.9

there is a 5.10 variation called "Ragtime" that climbs left and up from the first to second bolt.

The route furthest to the right is called "Flashdance" 5.8