Elevation: 5,922 ft
GPS: 45.555, -111.062 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 57,637 total · 363/month
Shared By: S Stember on Sep 11, 2008 · Updates
Admins: GRK, Zach Wahrer
Access Issue: Potential road closures in winter. Details

Description

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

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.

25 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
 86
5.6 Crack
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 53
Pinnacle Standard
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 74
Strawberry Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 81
The Fiver
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 37
Jerry's Variation
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 40
Jerry's Route
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 60
Babies
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 56
Rosebush Crack
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 57
Wizards Well
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 27
Cardiac Bypass
Trad, Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 98
Theoretically
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 32
Last of the Wild Ones Variation
Trad, Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 36
Tough Trip Through Paradise
Trad, Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 21
Cardiac Arete
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 11
Last of the Wild Ones
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
5.6 Crack
 86
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Pinnacle Standard
 53
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Strawberry Crack
 74
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Fiver
 81
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Jerry's Variation
 37
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Jerry's Route
 40
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Babies
 60
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Rosebush Crack
 56
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Wizards Well
 57
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Cardiac Bypass
 27
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Theoretically
 98
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Last of the Wild Ones Varia…
 32
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Sport
Tough Trip Through Paradise
 36
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Cardiac Arete
 21
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Last of the Wild Ones
 11
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
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Sun & Shade

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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