Hellgate Gulch Rock Climbing
The more sunny of the two side-by-side canyons in this area. Features some larger, more exposed walls of pocketed limestone.
Drive the only road along the east side of Canyon Ferry, the turnoff is just across the street from the "Hellgate Campground" (on the east side of the road). Drive about 1 mile, to the obvious entrance to the canyon. Park here, so as not to block the road. From the parking area, it should be about a 5-minute walk to the first bolts.
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 6.5 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Hellgate Gulch
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hellgate Gulch:
Featured Route For Hellgate Gulch
Melt Down 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
: Canyon Ferry
: ... : Winter Wall
A wandering road of a route, the crux is definitely hanging on to moderate holds while figuring out where to go. Some of the bolts are a reach to clip due to hollow rock where you wish there was a bolt.The route looks like a nice 10 but is "deviously slopey." Overall a good climb on fun rock, and can be a different access to the 13a Devil's Highway pitch....[more] Browse More Classics in MT
Parked at the base of the Winter Wall, feeling int...
Aug 3, 2014
Wow, this place looks fantastic. Multiple shark fin type limestone walls reminds me of a mini-Potrero Chico. You could put 100s of climbs in here. Was pretty just to go see.
Jul 23, 2015
Please don't put 100's of climbs in here. The petroglyphs have been recently (2015) defaced and attracting more people who may or may not respect the significance of the site is a bad idea. I'm not saying it was a climber, it probably wasn't, but if you promote this spot the chances of eventually attracting someone dumb enough to deface the artifacts increases. Defacing artifacts such as those found here is a felony with possible jail time and a $500,000 fine. Please be respectful and thoughtful with what sites are promoted and developed. Thank you.