The Watchtower - First Tier Rock Climbing
This is one of the larger formations in the Gallatin Canyon
. The rock quality is ok, mixed with some excellent rock. It's Montana so crowds are relative.
The main formation is split by a massive chimney dubbed the "Elevator Shaft." To the right of the shaft is the popular climb The Joker
and the to left of the shaft is the popular climb Mother's Day
This formation is a 2-tiered formation located north of Pineapple Buttress
. This formation is the furthest north formation in the canyon. In general, it is possible to walk off either side of this formation but expect keen route finding skills for this choice.
To get there walk the Riverside Trail north from the parking lot. Hike like you are going to Pineapple buttress then veer left (north). You will then see and acquire the lower part of the Watchtower.
Climbing Season For the Gallatin Canyon area.
Weather station 4.3 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Watchtower - First Tier
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Watchtower - First Tier:
Mothers Day 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches, 180'
The Joker 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
PG13 Trad, 3 pitches, 250'
Featured Route For The Watchtower - First Tier
Mothers Day 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c MT
: Gallatin Canyon
: The Watchtower - First Tier
A fully traditional work out, Mothers Day is an adventure of yesteryear. . . today! True value, this route comes full circle with a variety of climbing styles and techniques. With three wandering pitches, good route finding skills are a must as well as a balanced knowledge of building anchors. P1: Begin on the north, front face with a hand sized crack that climbs about 15 feet before it turns into a bushy, tree filled section, climb past this to a large, clean belay ledge. Build...[more] Browse More Classics in MT