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Bear Canyon Rock Climbing 


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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

26 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',6],['5.10',9],['5.11',6],['5.12',1],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bear Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bear Canyon:
Sea Bucket   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 55'   Under The Sea Wall
Martian Titties   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Boundary Line Fin
Under the Sea   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Under The Sea Wall
Executive Decision   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 35'   Boundary Line Fin
Twilight Chainsaw   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Boundary Line Fin
Ignition   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   The Prow
Schism    5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Boundary Line Fin
Without a Hat   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Boundary Line Fin
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Featured Route For Bear Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Me on Schism.. a super fun climb

Schism 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  MT : Bear Canyon : Boundary Line Fin
Ouchy, my fingies. The meat of this route is a shallow, sharp little finger crack on a blank face. Those with exceptional face climbing skills may not need to use the jams....[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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By Ty Morrison-Heath
From: Bozeman, MT
Aug 26, 2013
runkeeper.com/user/tymorrisonh... Map of the approach.

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