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Routes in The Watchtower - First Tier

Joker, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Mothers Day T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
North Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Shelob's Lair T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Watchtower Standard Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Elevation: 5,775 ft
GPS: 45.419, -111.232 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Description

This is one of the larger formations in the Gallatin Canyon. The rock quality is ok, mixed with some excellent rock. It's Montana so crowds are relative.

The main formation is split by a massive chimney dubbed the "Elevator Shaft." To the right of the shaft is the popular climb The Joker and the to left of the shaft is the popular climb Mother's Day This formation is a 2-tiered formation located north of Pineapple Buttress. This formation is the furthest north formation in the canyon. In general, it is possible to walk off either side of this formation but expect keen route finding skills for this choice.

Getting There

To get there walk the Riverside Trail north from the parking lot. Hike like you are going to Pineapple buttress then veer left (north). You will then see and acquire the lower part of the Watchtower.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Watchtower - First Tier

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Watchtower Standard Route
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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mothers Day
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
The Joker
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Watchtower Standard Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Mothers Day 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
The Joker 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad 3 pitches
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