Scorched Earth Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: View of the wall from the left (December 2011)
Storm Castle Creek, formerly Squaw Creek is a great limestone climbing spot with, on average harder climbs. It is sunny almost the whole day, i.e "scortched earth". A good spot to get a few routes in before or after work. Normally when i have gone there on nicer days there has been one or two groups climbing but its not bad or busy for MT standards.
A large area with three significant crags, The Terrace, Singed Crag, and Scorched Earth.
Climbs are located on the east side of the river and is a short drive from both Bozeman and Big Sky. Turn off at Squaw Creek for the storm castle hiking trail, then take a left after going over the bridge. Look for a faint trail that begins in the woods to your right.
Climbing Season For the Gallatin Canyon area.
Weather station 0.5 miles from here
29 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',2]
Classic Climbing Routes in Scorched Earth
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The Bad 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a MT
: Gallatin Canyon
: ... : Scorched Earth
Wholly slick start! Difficult for the grade, this almost becomes a ten after the crux...which is the start. Quite the fight, this "warm-up" is still worth the tick. Enjoy pockets and edges up a steep face with some difficult to read sections. This was the first and is probably most climbed line in the area. ...[more] Browse More Classics in MT
By Ty Morrison-Heath
From: Bozeman, MT
Mar 22, 2011
Wear a helmet. Even without people above you the rock has a way of falling apart and bombing you from above. Watch for loose holds in the spring. Kind of a choss pile.