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Elevation: 4,243 ft
GPS: 46.10124, -114.2538
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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 Suggest change

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.
V1 5
 12
Hangover
Boulder
V2 5+
 6
Eddie's arete
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 13
Beautiful People
Boulder
V4 6B
 22
The Duke
Boulder
V4 6B
 5
Escape the Maw
Boulder
V4 6B
 6
Bug Eyes
Boulder
V4 6B
 6
Rail Problem
Boulder
V5 6C
 8
Zulu Death Mask
Boulder
V5 6C
 5
Gib Mr. Pfeifer
Boulder
V8 7B
 4
Cradle and All
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Skyport Chimney
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
Mule Skinner
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
Mountaineers Route
Trad 4 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 14
Crack Daddy
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 11
Crazy Horse
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hangover Rdside Boulders > Pullout Boulders > Classic Hangover
 12
V1 5 Boulder
Eddie's arete Mother Lode Bou… > Eddie's Boulder
 6
V2 5+ Boulder
Beautiful People Mother Lode Bou… > Super Rad Boulder
 13
V2-3 5+ Boulder
The Duke Clearcut Boulders > John Wayne Boulder
 22
V4 6B Boulder
Escape the Maw Rdside Boulders > Pullout Boulders > Stunted Wave
 5
V4 6B Boulder
Bug Eyes Rdside Boulders > Pullout Boulders > Egyptian Magician (ak…
 6
V4 6B Boulder
Rail Problem Clearcut Boulders > Midnight Light Bulb
 6
V4 6B Boulder
Zulu Death Mask Mother Lode Bou… > Super Rad Boulder
 8
V5 6C Boulder
Gib Mr. Pfeifer Rdside Boulders > Tanganika
 5
V5 6C Boulder
Cradle and All Clearcut Boulders > Midnight Light Bulb
 4
V8 7B Boulder
Skyport Chimney Main Wall
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mule Skinner Main Wall
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Mountaineers Route Main Wall
 31
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Crack Daddy Main Wall
 14
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Crazy Horse Main Wall
 11
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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