Elevation: 5,922 ft
GPS: 45.555, -111.062 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 46,252 total · 316/month
Shared By: S. Stember on Sep 11, 2008 with 5 Suggestions
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
 79
5.6 Crack
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 49
Pinnacle Standard
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 67
Strawberry Crack
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 32
Jerry's Variation
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 75
The Fiver
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 35
Jerry's Route
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 59
Babies
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 51
Rosebush Crack
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 50
Wizards Well
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 23
Silent Rock
Trad, Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 94
Theoretically
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 30
Last of the Wild Ones Variation
Trad, Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 30
Tough Trip Through Paradise
Trad, Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 16
Cardiac Arete
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 9
Last of the Wild Ones
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
5.6 Crack
 79
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Pinnacle Standard
 49
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Strawberry Crack
 67
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Jerry's Variation
 32
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Fiver
 75
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Jerry's Route
 35
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Babies
 59
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Rosebush Crack
 51
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Wizards Well
 50
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Silent Rock
 23
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Theoretically
 94
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Last of the Wild Ones Varia…
 30
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Tough Trip Through Paradise
 30
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Cardiac Arete
 16
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Last of the Wild Ones
 9
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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