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Bear Canyon Rock Climbing 

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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 Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',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
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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Ignition 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  MT : Bear Canyon : The Prow
Pull pockets up the the slightly overhanging face on the backside of the main formation at Bear Canyon. Great climb for the grade! Probably the best climb of the area. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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By Ty Morrison-Heath
From: Bozeman, MT
Aug 26, 2013 Map of the approach.

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