Elevation: 6,386 ft
GPS: 45.42, -111.229 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Sarge on May 15, 2007 · Updates
Admins: GRK, Zach Wahrer

Description

The sparerib area is part of the Gallatin Canyon Climbing area. This area can be crowded (for Montana standards) but not to anyone else. The hike getting there limits some people. Good ole climbing trail.

Getting There

From the parking lot, follow the two track into the single trail along the river for about 3/4 of a mile. Once you have left the rivers edge, take the first major trail to your right (should be a climbers access sign). Follow the switchbacks up past 1st and Blackline Buttresses, past the boxcar sized boulder, until you reach a small ridge line. From here you should first spy the Spare Rib formation. Hike another few hundred yards uphill, and veer left under the first major buttress you come across (Ashes of Stone). Follow the trail across the scree field to the base of Spare Rib Buttress.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sparerib Area

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 189
Sparerib
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 29
Zig Zag
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Ski Tracks
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 19
Mr Friendly
Trad, Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 3
Patriot Act
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
 4
Piecrust Promise
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sparerib
 189
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Zig Zag
 29
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Ski Tracks
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Mr Friendly
 19
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Sport
Patriot Act
 3
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Piecrust Promise
 4
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad, TR
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