Elevation: 2,903 ft
GPS: 48.793, -115.3 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Braxtron on Apr 6, 2007
Admins: grk10vq, Zach Wahrer
Access Issue: Seasonal Falcon Closure 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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