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Beehive Peak 


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Elevation: 10,742'
Location: 45.3081, -111.3912 View Map  Incorrect?
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The southeast face of Beehive Mountain, as seen fr...

Description 

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.


Getting There 

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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Featured Route For Beehive Peak
In red is what I believe is the Javaman route according to the topo in Vassilopoulos' book. Green is the variation that we took. Excellent climbing up great features.

Bees Knees Variation 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b  MT : Beehive Peak
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

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southeast face. the shadowy dihedral is worker bee (5.8) and the next two visible cracks to the left are the starts to the new world route (5.8). see the new SW Montana guidebooks for more beta. awesome alpine gneiss with a chill and scenic  approach. cant be beat
BETA PHOTO: southeast face. the shadowy dihedral is worker bee...
The summit ridge.
The summit ridge.
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