Gallatin Tower Rock Climbing
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The tower faces east, getting lots of morning sun. I've probably seen more parties at this crag than anywhere else in Gallatin Canyon. Lots of concentrated classics and some of the better cracks in the canyon, on high-quality gneiss.
Find a dirt pullout on your right (if you're heading south), about a mile before you come to the bridge over the river. Hit a trail that heads sourth out of the parking lot & follow it to the base.
Weather station 3.5 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Gallatin Tower
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gallatin Tower:
Generation X 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
First Best 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Tigger 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 140'
Spare Tire 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 90'
Orange Crack 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
India Ink 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Gallatin Tower
Orange Crack 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c MT
: Gallatin Canyon
: Gallatin Tower
Enjoyable full-length route, though the first pitch is fun on its own, too.p.1- Scramble up to a crack/corner, then up some more face climbing to an "offwidth" crack with a few faceholds. Climb it, and build a belay on a ledge beneath a roof. From here, you can walk off the ledge to the right. 5.9, ~80'. p.2- Angle up and out the roof to the left, using a thin crack. Climb up a much easier face to meet the large ledge beneath the Standard Route's final pitches. Natural belay here. 5...[more] Browse More Classics in MT