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Practice Rock 

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The small gniess crag offers anyone in Bozeman a place to go after school or work and place some gear. There are a variety of quality routes here ranging from 5.6 to 5.12d. Sport, mixed, and mainly trad lines are the variety of styles you will get along with an amazing view into the tree laden Gallatin National Forest. Quick, you've got 2 hours until sunset!

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18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['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 Practice Rock:
Pinnacle Standard   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
5.6 Crack   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Strawberry Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Jerry's Variation   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 45'   
The Fiver   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 70'   
Pinnacle Dihedral   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Jerry's Route   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 45'   
Slanting Dihedral   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Blind Black Babies   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Rosebush Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Wizards Well   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   
Silent Rock   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 35'   
Cardiac Bypass   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 55'   
Theoretically   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Last of the Wild Ones Variation   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Tough Trip Through Paradise   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Slanting Dihedral 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  MT : Hyalite Canyon : Practice Rock
Route follows the obvious crack in the dihedral up to a ledge and then under the roof and continues to follow the crack and slanting ledge. Crux is traversing under the roof to the face....[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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By powerandrubber
Sep 19, 2008

Awesome crag but it's not basalt. It's gneiss

By Erik the Awful
From: Bozeman
Sep 29, 2008

Also, I wouldn't say there are any "sport" climbs. There are bolted climbs, but you're going to want gear to supplement the bolts.

By Joe Manlove
Sep 4, 2013

There is now a rappel anchor above the downclimb that was the primary access to the big ledge with the anchors for everything from 'six crack' to 'blind black babies'. Please rappel from this anchor, the downclimb is very dangerous.

By Ty Morrison-Heath
From: Bozeman, MT
Sep 4, 2013

Thanks for doing that Joe. That downclimb is indeed rather dangerous.