Elevation: 2,911 ft
GPS: 48.793, -115.3 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 88,737 total · 520/month
Shared By: Braxtron on Apr 6, 2007
Admins: GRK, Zach Wahrer
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure - Big Creek zone closed from March 25th to August 31th 2021. 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
 10
Block Dance
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 25
Cripple Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Fantasy Land
Trad, Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Middle Climb
Sport, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Anchors Away
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Pterodactyl
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 30
Room With A View
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Magically Delicious
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Rocco and Cody's
Trad, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 20
Room with a View (2)
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Right Climb
Sport, Alpine
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Flame
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Nightflyer
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Seaweed Patch
Trad, Sport, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Square Dance
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Block Dance Hold Up Bluffs North
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Cripple Crack Hold Up Bluffs North
 25
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Fantasy Land Hold Up Bluffs North
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport, TR
Middle Climb Canadian Rdcut
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine
Anchors Away Mikey's Mussel Beach
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Pterodactyl Lizard Slabs
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Room With A View Room with a View
 30
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Magically Delicious Mikey's Mussel Beach
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Rocco and Cody's Canadian Rdcut
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine
Room with a View (2) Room with a View
 20
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Right Climb Canadian Rdcut
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Flame Lakeside Walls
 5
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Nightflyer Hold Up Bluffs South
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Seaweed Patch Hold Up Bluffs North
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Sport, TR
Square Dance Hold Up Bluffs North
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
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