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.
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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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Beehive Peak:
All in Moderation M4+ Mod. Snow Trad, Mixed, Snow, Alpine, 3 pitches, 550 feet, Grade II
4th of July Couloir Easy 5th Steep Snow PG13 Trad, Snow, Alpine, Grade III
Worker Bee 5.7 Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 330 feet, Grade II
Bees Knees Variation 5.10b Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 675 feet, Grade III
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Bees Knees Variation 5.10b 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