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Bridger Range  

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Elevation: 9,665'
Location: 45.8885, -110.9583 View Map  Incorrect?
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Chris approaching the Truman Gulch ice. 1998


A sub-set of the Rocky Mountains, the Bridge Range runs north to south between Bozeman and Livingston and is separated from the Gallatin Range to the south by Bozeman Pass.

Primarily used as a skiing, biking, and hiking area, Bridger Pass has more recently been noted as a half-way decent climbing area. With about 50 miles of rock to climb, this area has a just about everything. Quality ranges from extremely good to extremely poor.
With the exception of The "M" approach time varies and you should expect at least one to three hours for Ross Peak and Ainger Lake.

Most climbing in the Bridger Range is an all day affair, so pack carefully and come prepared. Expect a full day and bring enough clothes for hot, cold, or wet weather.

Getting There 

Located between Bozeman and Livingston this area is separated from the Gallatin Range to the south by Bozeman Pass. See individual areas for a better description on how to get there.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bridger Range:
Cold Forged Steel   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, Alpine, 5 pitches, 450'   Ainger Lake
The Fellowship   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, Sport, Alpine, 9 pitches, 1000'   Ross Peak
The Fellowship Direct (aka The Mothership)   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 190'   Ross Peak
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Featured Route For Bridger Range
View from the top of the Ainger Lake Formation.

Cold Forged Steel 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  MT : Bridger Range : Ainger Lake
Glue them fingernails down and get ready for some slab! Neat fins and knobs litter this route and are of general great quality. A very enjoyable climb and worth the effort to get there.P1: 5.9Climb the face up to the medium sized tree and ledge. 2 bolt anchorP2: 5.10bClimb on up the steep slab following bolts and supplementing with nuts/cams. Near the top go slightly right to gain the belay ledge. Large pine tree is above you. Longest pitch on the route!P3: 5.10aClimb ...[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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Northern Bridgers from the Shields Valley.
Northern Bridgers from the Shields Valley.

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