Elevation: 2,915 ft
GPS: 48.79306, -115.29977
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Shared By: Braxtron on Apr 6, 2007
Admins: GRK, Zach Wahrer
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure Lifted July 30, 2022 Details

Description

Summer (n): In Montana, the time of year when the temperature regularly breaks 25*. This is usually between July 5-9, but may extend out to Labor Day, if it's a good year. Since the Treasure State lies so close to the frozen tundra of Canadia, snow is always in the forecast.

Unfortunately, Stone Hill is about the only place with solid rock in Northwest Montana. You can thank Mother Nature for the freeze-thaw cycle; it's not too easy on MT rock. Fortunately, there are enough routes here to keep you busy and entertained for weeks. I believe ratings range from 5.6 to 5.12 (please correct me if I'm wrong) sport & trad. The setting here is picturesque, as the Highway of Love winds around lake Koocanusa (Kootenai + Canada + USA), which means the lakeview, along with plenty of tree covered mountains, isn't anything to complain about. The approaches may deter some people though. Most hikes from car to crag are unbearably long. Bring plenty of beer, err I mean water, to keep yourself hydrated.

Getting There

15 miles SW of Eureka, MT on Highway 37, along the Koocanusa Reservoir. Strange name, but pretty logical if you know your geography.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Stone Hill

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 12
Block Dance
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 31
Cripple Crack
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 7
Clarke's Friend Cracker
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
Fantasy Land
Trad, Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 49
Room With A View
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Firecrack
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 5
The Bull
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 26
Room with a View (2)
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Right Climb
Sport, Alpine
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 4
The Arborist
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Nightflyer
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Ben Parsons Memorial Route
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Chinook
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Eat your Spinach
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 10
Seaweed Patch
Trad, Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Block Dance Hold Up Bluffs North
 12
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Cripple Crack Hold Up Bluffs North
 31
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Clarke's Friend Cracker Hold Up Bluffs North
 7
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Fantasy Land Hold Up Bluffs North
 14
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport, TR
Room With A View Room with a View
 49
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Firecrack Firecrack Wall
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
The Bull Little Horn Crag
 5
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Room with a View (2) Room with a View
 26
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Right Climb Canadian Rdcut
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
The Arborist Lakeside Walls
 4
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Nightflyer Hold Up Bluffs South
 13
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Ben Parsons Memorial Route Lakeside Walls
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Chinook Dihedral Wall
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Eat your Spinach Mikey's Mussel Beach
 9
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Seaweed Patch Hold Up Bluffs North
 10
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Sport, TR
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