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Elevation: 5,922 ft
GPS: 45.55519, -111.06181
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Shared By: Sevve Elliot on Sep 11, 2008 · Updates
Admins: GRK, Zach Wahrer
Warning Access Issue: Potential road closures in winter. DetailsDrop down

Description Suggest change

This small gneiss crag offers anyone in Bozeman a place to go after school or work and place some gear. There are a variety of quality routes here ranging from 5.6 to 5.12d. Sport, mixed, and mainly trad lines are the variety of styles you will get along with an amazing view into the tree laden Gallatin National Forest. There is a possibility to set up top ropes on several of the climbs. Hike up and around the east side of the crag, and use a set of upper rappel anchors to get yourself safely down to the big ledge with the route anchors on it. Quick, you've got 2 hours until sunset!

Getting There Suggest change

From Bozeman, head south on 19th Ave. Take this all the way south out of town about 5 miles, rounding the big bend to the west. From this bend, go about 3/4 mile further and turn left up into Hyalite Canyon (Hyalite Canyon Road). Take this road for about 3 miles and park in the Practice Rock pull out on the right hand side. Crag is across the road and up the hill (via trail) about 5-10 minutes.

26 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Practice Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 105
5.6 Crack
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 61
Pinnacle Standard
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 91
Strawberry Crack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 102
The Fiver
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 48
Jerry's Variation
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 47
Jerry's Route
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 74
Babies
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 66
Rosebush Crack
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 74
Wizards Well
Trad, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 33
Cardiac Bypass
Trad, Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 121
Theoretically
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 43
Last of the Wild Ones Variation
Trad, Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 41
Tough Trip Through Paradise
Trad, Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 15
Last of the Wild Ones
Trad
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 28
Cardiac Arete
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
5.6 Crack
 105
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Pinnacle Standard
 61
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Strawberry Crack
 91
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
The Fiver
 102
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Jerry's Variation
 48
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Jerry's Route
 47
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Babies
 74
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Rosebush Crack
 66
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Wizards Well
 74
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Cardiac Bypass
 33
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Theoretically
 121
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Last of the Wild Ones Varia…
 43
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Tough Trip Through Paradise
 41
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Last of the Wild Ones
 15
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
Cardiac Arete
 28
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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Routes Mostly Face: North · South · Southwest · West · Northwest
Sunny Roughly 9am to 8pm during high season
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Details: The are 3 faces: South, West, and North. During the day, the S face begins to get sun in the mid-late morning, followed by the W face. The N face gets a little bit of angled sunlight in the PM, while the W face can become very hot.

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