Beehive Peak Rock Climbing
Summit of the Beehive with a storm rolling in over...
Beehive Mountain is located in the southern portion of the Spanish peaks Wilderness Area of the Gallatin National forest, a little over an hour south of Bozeman, and just North of Big Sky Ski Resort. It is a pristine Alpine environment but has one of the shortest approaches in the state for such climbing. There are quite a few routes on the southeast face, all multipitch trad routes from 5.6-5.11 on high quality granite gneiss.
Descent can be done in either of the two couloirs that flank the southeast face. There are rappel slings at both, which make things faster, but descent is possible without a rope. Consider backing up the slings with your own.
From Bozeman take 191 south toward Big Sky. Turn west at the Big Sky Road and go into the Mountain Village(9.5 miles). Continue past the Village for another 1.5 miles and turn right on Beehive Basin Road, which is well marked. Follow signs for the trailhead, another 1.8 miles. It is a 4 mile hike to the basin, which provides nice camping(Wilderness) and another 1.5 miles to the summit.
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Weather station 8.5 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Beehive Peak
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Beehive Peak:
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Bees Knees Variation 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b MT
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A variation to Javaman: Doug and I went up to do Javaman on Beehive and wound up accidentally doing this variation finish which turned out to be amazingly fun. I don't think it's been done, and if it has not often because it was covered in lichen. Everything on the established route was much cleaner.Anyway, climb Javaman through the crux corner and turn the crux overhanging corner following the diagonal crack left. From here I belayed directly below the vertical crack that breaks off into the CT...[more] Browse More Classics in MT
BETA PHOTO: southeast face. the shadowy dihedral is worker bee...
The southeast face of Beehive Mountain, as seen fr...