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Bear Canyon

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Bear Canyon  


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Description 

Great beginner sport climbing area with many climbs from 5.8 -5.10. Throughout the day areas can change from sunny to shady so plan accordingly. Climbs have lots of interesting features like single finger pockets. At times it can be crowded due to the proximity to Boseman and it's short hike.

Getting There 

From downtown Bozeman drive east on Main and merge onto the highway. Travel about 3 miles until you reach the Bear Canyon exit ramp. After exiting the highway take a right and the a quick left up towards Bear Canyon, follow this road for about 5 minutes until you reach the end/parking area. Hike up past Bear Canyon ski hill and continue on trail for about 10 min and after a camp spot look for a small trail on your left cross the creek on a large log and you should be right near the climbs.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.2 miles from here

23 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',4],['5.10',8],['5.11',7],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bear Canyon:
Sea Bucket   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 55'   Under The Sea Wall
Coral Crimper   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   Under The Sea Wall
Under the Sea   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Under The Sea Wall
Super Jesus   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   Upper Prow
Ignition   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   The Prow
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Featured Route For Bear Canyon
Executive Decision 10a

Executive Decision 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  MT : Bear Canyon : Boundary Line Fin
This little diddy starts on a broken section of rock. Stand up, clip a bolt to your right and gracefully dance your way up the slab to bolt #2. Now vertical, traverse right and follow the crack to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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By Ty Morrison-Heath
From: Bozeman, MT
Aug 26, 2013
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