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Canyon Ferry Lake after a storm, from the Hellgate...


Central Montana climbing. Not too long a trip from either Missoula or Bozeman. Offers both sunny early/late season climbing and shady summer climbing. Various areas with different options.

Getting There 

Along I-15, between Butte and Great Falls, MT.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

15 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Canyon Ferry:
Weird Science   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Hellgate Gulch : Winter Wall
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Featured Route For Canyon Ferry
Drowning in Flame: June 2011

Drowning in Flame 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  MT : Canyon Ferry : ... : Bukowski Buttress
Slightly contrived; definitely thin. Starts on a ramp and progresses to a thin face that looks like all the other thin faces in the area. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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By Ryan and Jesse Morse-Brady
May 15, 2013
If you can still find Jake Mergenthaler's "Central Montana Rock" book in print it's definitely worth having, particularly for getting to some of the more obscure areas.
By Ty Morrison-Heath
From: Bozeman, MT
May 22, 2013
As of 5-22-13 we still have several copies of Central Montana Rock at Spire Climbing Center in Bozeman.
By Aaron W
Oct 12, 2013
Cool area with a lot of sport climbing much of which is not listed here. There looks to be some cool boulders on W Shore Drive as well. Grades here range from fluffy to sandbagged. Probably best to leave the rack at home as even the cracks have been bolted here. Avalanche has a much wider range of climbs then Hells gate.
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