Lakeside Walls Rock Climbing
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No seasonal falcon closure, sunny in the a.m./shade by 5 p.m., and some of the longest walls at Stone Hill.
2021 update: So many routes have been added to the Lakeside Walls in the last three years that it’s worth naming and ordering all of the area routes here to alleviate confusion. All lines are sport unless otherwise noted. Get the Stone Hill guide book at Rocky Mountain Outfitter in Kalispell for more beta on many of these routes.
Upper Lakeside Wall, L to R
Sisyphus Swims, 5.8, no gear necessary
Shore Line, 10.a
Beach Baby, 10.c, soft for the grade
*Sweet Avenue, 5.9, just left of the arete, 2021
Water’s Edge, 5.8, the bolts were moved right of the arete in 2021, fantastic (and hard for) 5.8, shares an anchor with Poolside Roof
Poolside Roof, 10.b, but maybe easier than Water’s Edge?
*M.V.R. 1, 5.8, the bolts left of the left-facing corner, fun, 2019
Lower Lakeside Wall (this wall starts about 50 ft. right of Whitecaps), L to R
*M.V.R. 2, 10.a, a 70 ft. bolted line with good incuts, 2019
*Mason Robison Memorial Route, 11-, two pitches, mostly bolts, some small gear, fantastic, 2019
Flame, 10-, two pitches
Keeper of the Flame, 10.b, three variations for the second pitch
Ten Years After, 10.b, two pitches, high first bolt
*Burning Down the House, 48 meters. 5.10c, 15 bolts, 1" cam and red stopper, about 20 ft. right of Ten Years After. Climb the arete to the top. midway anchor for those that want to break into 2 pitches. Rap using anchors for 10 years after. John Gangemi March 2021
*Fire Line. Two pitches. Pitch 1 not yet completed. Pitch 2 is incredible 5.9 crack in dihedral. two bolted hangers on ledge at start of crack. Route eats up gear to 2 inches. Be careful about placing smaller gear--it might get lost in the crack. hangers on top of route for convenient belay. Do not rap the route--crack may eat your rope. Two raps using single 60 meter down 10 Years After. John Gangemi summer 2021
*Candlestick Man, 5.9, on face to the right of the large dihedral forming Fire Line. Two pitches. Pitch 1: Start up dirty gully for 10 ft. to get on the rock below a finger crack about 30 feet above the ground, cruise about 100 ft. of 5.7 passing three bolts and good gear to a ledge (gear to 2 inches--cams and stoppers), belay from two bolts on large ledge. Pitch 2: balancy start to access crack then continue up the last 30 ft. (5.9, gear) to a set of bolts on top of the wall, John Gangemi, summer 2021
To find the *Ben Parson’s Memorial Route and *The Arborist continue on a good trail for another two minutes passing two or three unknown sport routes until you run out of land.
* - Not in the Hawk guide.
West across the bridge, go right (north), drive one mile, just past the Canadian Roadcut park on the right side of the road about 200 ft. up the guardrail. Find a cairn below the guardrail and follow the obvious trail down the hill (about a five minute walk) to the base of Upper Lakeside Wall and just beyond to Lower Lakeside Wall and past that to some new routes developed in 2018 (Arborist, Ben Parson's, etc.).
Classic Climbing Routes at Lakeside Walls
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