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5.6 Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Bird Woman S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Blind Black Babies T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cardiac Arete S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Cardiac Bypass T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fiver, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jerry's Route T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jerry's Variation T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Last of the Wild Ones Variation T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Pinnacle Dihedral T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pinnacle Standard T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Rosebush Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Silent Rock T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Slanting Dihedral T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Spiral, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Strawberry Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Theoretically T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Tough Trip Through Paradise T,S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Unknown Variation T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wide Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wizards Well T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Elevation: 5,922 ft
GPS: 45.555, -111.062 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: S. Stember on Sep 11, 2008 with updates
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The small gniess 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. Quick, you've got 2 hours until sunset!
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Classic Climbing Routes at Practice Rock

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
5.6 Crack
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Strawberry Crack
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Jerry's Variation
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
The Fiver
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jerry's Route
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Blind Black Babies
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rosebush Crack
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Wizards Well
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Silent Rock
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cardiac Bypass
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bird Woman
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Theoretically
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Last of the Wild Ones Variation
Trad, Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Tough Trip Through Paradise
Trad, Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Cardiac Arete
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
5.6 Crack 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Strawberry Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Jerry's Variation 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Fiver 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Jerry's Route 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Blind Black Babies 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Rosebush Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Wizards Well 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Silent Rock 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Cardiac Bypass 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Bird Woman 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Theoretically 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Last of the Wild Ones Varia… 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Tough Trip Through Paradise 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Cardiac Arete 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
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If I remember correctly, jerry's route, rosebush and blind black babies can be top roped. The down climbs are reasonably straight forward but very exposed. Jul 12, 2017
Can somebody local/experienced elaborate on the (bolted) TR possibilities here? Coming into town from faaar away, trying to get the lay of the land. Thanks! Jul 9, 2017
Joe Manlove
Sonora, CA
Joe Manlove   Sonora, CA
Somebody recently removed hangers from Touch the Sky's beginner routes on the South Tower feature of Practice (the short pillar downhill from blind black babies). If anybody knows why that was done I'd appreciate it if they would contact me. I'm not interested in assigning blame, I just want to talk about what the reasoning was. Aug 27, 2014
Ty Morrison-Heath
Bozeman, MT
Ty Morrison-Heath   Bozeman, MT
Thanks for doing that Joe. That downclimb is indeed rather dangerous. Sep 4, 2013
Joe Manlove
Sonora, CA
Joe Manlove   Sonora, CA
There is now a rappel anchor above the downclimb that was the primary access to the big ledge with the anchors for everything from 'six crack' to 'blind black babies'. Please rappel from this anchor, the downclimb is very dangerous. Sep 4, 2013
EChristensen
Bozeman
EChristensen   Bozeman
Also, I wouldn't say there are any "sport" climbs. There are bolted climbs, but you're going to want gear to supplement the bolts. Sep 29, 2008
Awesome crag but it's not basalt. It's gneiss Sep 19, 2008

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