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By photocodo
From Hendersonville, NC
Dec 7, 2012
The "crack"

Im living in Western NC right now and have been looking at a trip to the Bugaboos. My brother lives in Billings MT right now but is in the process of moving to Bozeman MT. I was wondering if there are many big routes in the 5.6-5.8 range out there? Im not opposed to some aid but I was more interested in mostly free. I know the mountains are big out there, especially in comparison to our here in NC but I havent had much luck in my searches here on MP.

Thanks,

Cody


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By Dan Bachen
Dec 7, 2012

try this
www.woodandironworks.com/beartoothclimbing/listofclimbs.html
also there is an alpine climbing guide that was published recently, available at local shops but I can't find it online, sorry.


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By Keenan Waeschle
From Bozeman, MT
Dec 7, 2012
on top of the RNWF <br />June 2012

you'll have to wait until summer but the NE ridge of Cowen fits your bill. It's an hour and change drive from bozeman and then a short 9 mile hike in. 2 day trip, but could easily spend a week without getting bored.

Left hand skyline.


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By MTKirk
From Billings, MT
Dec 9, 2012
Me on Supercrack

Near Bozeman you could do the standard route up Gallatin tower, at three pitches it's not exactly a big wall, but it is conveniently located right next to the road. www.mountainproject.com/v/standard-route/105941845
located @ 45.416881,-111.234063

Also in Gallatin Canyon (just across the road from the tower) is "Skyline Arete" a great 5 or 6 pitch 5.6 route, the MP beta isn't the greatest but it's in the Vassilopoulos guide
www.mountainproject.com/v/skyline-arete/106396564
located @ 45.418591,-111.228152

Near Billings there is a bunch of towers in the Beartooths, most of which are a bit harder than 5.8. But "The Ramp" is a great 4 or 5 pitch route. It is called "Rosina Tower" on the excellent Wood & Iron works site mentioned by Dan Bachan
www.mountainproject.com/v/the-ramp/106213727
located @ 45.221362,-109.631239


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By jack s.
From Kamloops, BC
Dec 9, 2012
Mean Green P2

Keenan Waeschle wrote:
you'll have to wait until summer but the NE ridge of Cowen fits your bill. It's an hour and change drive from bozeman and then a short 9 mile hike in. 2 day trip, but could easily spend a week without getting bored. Left hand skyline.


This is the same route that I had in mind. Just be sure to stay close the the ridge. The face is kinda gross. This route would be good pretty much anytime the Bugaboos have good weather.


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