Granite Peak Rock Climbing
Morning light on Granite Peak (left), from the the...
Highest Point in Montana. Located in the Beartooth Range.
The most popular trailhead is West Rosebud, which is approximately 80 miles SW of Billings. From I-90, take Hwy 78 (Columbus exit 408) SW for approx. 17 miles. Right on Nye Rd. (CR 419) towards Fishtail, for approx. 1 mile. Left on W. Rosebud Rd. for 6.3 miles. Slight left on W. Rosebud Lake Rd (FR 72) for approx 14 miles to trailhead parking lot.
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 5.7 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Granite Peak
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Granite Peak:
Featured Route For Granite Peak
Phantom Creek Trail 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b MT
: Granite Peak
Trail to Mystic Lake (7600') covers ~3 miles and ~1300' in elevation gain. Hike down to Mystic Lake to meet up with Phantom Creek Trail, turning left at cairn. Follow trail to "Switchbacks from Hell" (26 total, gaining ~2500' in <3 miles) to massive cairn above treeline. Continue upward to Froze-to-Death Plateau, a gradually sloping plateau ranging from 10,500' - 12,000'. Traverse FTD Plateau (route finding is difficult in barren area as no dedicated trail exists) to highcamp wes...[more] Browse More Classics in MT
Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Ty Morrison-Heath
From: Bozeman, MT
Oct 10, 2012
Short video I made detailing the super fun Southwest Couloir route.
Feb 19, 2015
Someone should add the Southwest Couloir route for this peak. This is the route I took up this last summer when I made summit and it was badass! Here is a pretty good summary from Summit Post: Summit Post - South Couloir
Alpine, Mountaineering, 4th Class, 30 mile round trip from Lulu Pass Trailhead outside of Cooke City, Crampons, Axe, rope optional for quick descend although some still may want one.