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Campground Beatdown S,TR 
Fat F*&% Five S,TR 
Hunted, The S,TR 
Hunter, The S,TR 
Jail Bait S 
Pocket Pool S 
Pocket Protector S 
Unknown S 
Unknown 2 S 

Main Cliff Rock Climbing 


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Location: 45.16972, -111.24067 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide), Emily Roeben
Submitted By: grk10vq on Aug 28, 2012
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Description 

The largest and most diverse area at the Red Cliff Campground, the Main Wall has the most variety of grades and the most variety of funk. With good and bad rock, good and bad routes, the Main Cliff will be hit and miss, but mostly hit...

All bolted sport lines exist at the Main Cliff, the routes range from 5.8 to 5.10c. They are steep, short, long, and some a bit slabby. A majority of the lines here are short, however there are one or two long lines, with Pocket Protector being the tallest and possibly the best.

Getting There 

Park at the Elkhorn trailhead, head right to a faint switchback up towards the largest wall with a cave in its center.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.5 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Main Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Cliff:
The Hunted   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Pocket Protector   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 70'   
Pocket Pool   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Main Cliff
Rock Climbing Photo: 1) The Hunter  2) The Hunted

The Hunter 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c  MT : Gallatin Canyon : ... : Main Cliff
A pretty straight forward 5.8. A good route for a first 5.8 lead. This route shares anchors with The Hunted.This route can be TR'ed by following the trail to the south. The trail then wraps up and around to the north and accesses the top of the climbs....[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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By Eric Schwartz
From: Big Sky, MT
Jul 6, 2013
Don't take the eroded crappy braid of trails straight up towards the cave, follow the elkhorn trail up river approximately 200 ft, then hang a left uphill into the woods, and shortly another left back towards the cliff. Way less eroded, way easier walking.

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