Routes in Sparerib Area
|Broken Prow T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Mr Friendly T,S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Piecrust Promise T,TR 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13|
|Prime Rib T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Ski Tracks T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c|
|Sparerib T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Tick Itch T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Zig Zag T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|GPS:||45.42, -111.229 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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|Shared By:||Sarge on May 15, 2007|
DescriptionThe 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 ThereFrom 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Sparerib Area
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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