Elevation: 4,242 ft
GPS: 46.101, -114.254 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: GRK on Mar 26, 2007 · Updates
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Description

Bitterroot Valley's Lost Horse Canyon has been a focal point of climbers for many years. Arguably one of the best areas in Montana, Lost Horse features quality bouldering and some of Montana’s best cracks. The rock here is granite and solid by nature. Home to climbing both big and small, Lost Horse will keep you busy and psyched! Grab a pad, grab a rope, or grab both. Whether you wrestle the pebbles or wrangle the single and multi-pitch cracks, its a win-win situation.

If you're not climbing, Lost Horse Canyon is a great recreational area offering hiking, biking, fishing, and bird watching. Camping is free and permitted at established sites only.

SUPPORT: The Bitterroot Climbers’ Coalition (BCC) is a non-profit organization that deals with access and environmental impact in Montana’s Southwest and Bitterroot Valley. They've worked hard on the area's issues and access, so lend a hand and show support when you can. Pack in/pack out and consider bringing WAG BAGS for waste removal when in the more remote areas.

Getting There

Head south about 10 miles past Hamilton. Turn right onto Lost Horse Road. Follow this road just past the Lost Horse Resort to several pull offs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lost Horse

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2-3 5+
 8
Beautiful People
Boulder
V4 6B
 15
The Duke
Boulder
V4 6B
 3
Bug Eyes
Boulder
V4 6B
 3
Dilate
Boulder
V4 6B
 3
Rail Problem
Boulder
V5 6C
 6
Zulu Death Mask
Boulder
V8 7B
 3
Cradle and All
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Trailer Queen
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Mule Skinner
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
See the Light
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 22
Mountaineers Route
Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Beautiful People Mother Lode Bou… > Super Rad Boulder
 8
V2-3 5+ Boulder
The Duke Clearcut Boulders > John Wayne Boulder
 15
V4 6B Boulder
Bug Eyes Rdside Boulders > Pullout Boulders > Egyptian Magician (ak…
 3
V4 6B Boulder
Dilate Clearcut Boulders > Midnight Light Bulb
 3
V4 6B Boulder
Rail Problem Clearcut Boulders > Midnight Light Bulb
 3
V4 6B Boulder
Zulu Death Mask Mother Lode Bou… > Super Rad Boulder
 6
V5 6C Boulder
Cradle and All Clearcut Boulders > Midnight Light Bulb
 3
V8 7B Boulder
Trailer Queen Main Wall
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mule Skinner Main Wall
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
See the Light Main Wall
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Mountaineers Route Main Wall
 22
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
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