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The Waltz Formation  


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Submitted By: Sarge on May 15, 2007
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Description 

This is a very cool formation. This area receives a lot of traffic due to the moderate climbs. It is primarily in the sun--so in peak summer season you may want to hit it during the morning or evening.
It is a very cool prominent finlike formation that is divided into three distinctly different steps that point directly toward the river. Since it has these steps, not all of the rock is of high quality.

Getting There 

Waltz formation is located on the eastside of the Gallatin river smack down in the middle of all the formations. It is one of the easier formations to get to.
To get there walk down river (north) until you are directly across canyon from Gallatin Tower then leave the Riverside trail and follow the typical climbers trail (switchbacks) up slope to the base of the Waltz's formation.

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8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',1],['5.12',2],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Waltz Formation:
The Waltz   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   
Too Hot to Tango   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Paso Doble   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 120'   
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The Waltz 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  MT : Gallatin Canyon : The Waltz Formation
A fun Canyon romp, The Waltz ascends up three large steps from close to the canyon floor. The pitches end on huge ledges with bolted anchors. The faces all go with pretty reasonable protection. Pitch 1 (5.6) Head up aiming for a large ledge over easy blocky terrain (5.4) and gain the face. I wouldn't suggest placing too much on this first bit or the rope drag will be somewhat unbearable later. Head up the face through many small cracks and huge jugs. The bolts are on the left right as yo...[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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