Elevation: 5,794 ft
GPS: 45.417, -111.231 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Sarge on May 15, 2007 with improvements by Matt Wenger
Admins: grk10vq, Zach Wahrer

Description

This is a very cool formation. This area receives a lot of traffic due to the moderate climbs. It is primarily in the sun--so in peak summer season you may want to hit it during the morning or evening.
It is a very cool prominent finlike formation that is divided into three distinctly different steps that point directly toward the river. Since it has these steps, not all of the rock is of high quality.

Getting There

Waltz formation is located on the eastside of the Gallatin river smack down in the middle of all the formations. It is one of the easier formations to get to.
To get there walk down river (north) until you are directly across canyon from Gallatin Tower then leave the Riverside trail and follow the typical climbers trail (switchbacks) up slope to the base of the Waltz's formation.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Waltz Formation

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Rhino Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 64
The Waltz
Trad 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 20
Too Hot to Tango
Trad, TR
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Passing the Torch
Trad, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Paso Doble
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 4
Bohemian Flares
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rhino Crack
 4
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Waltz
 64
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Too Hot to Tango
 20
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Passing the Torch
 5
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR
Paso Doble
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Bohemian Flares
 4
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
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