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Routes in Alberton Rest Stop

Abe's a Bitch S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Easy Rider S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Emerger S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Unknown(1) S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Unknown(2) S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Unknown(3) S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unknown(4) T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Unknown(5) S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Elevation: 3,008 ft
GPS: 47.005, -114.568 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Abe Schmidt on Nov 12, 2008
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Description

There is a main wall on the side near the highway. There are two longer slab climbs on the west side of the rock, and one overhung water route on the east side. There is also another slab climb on the east side of the rock right next to the main wall(right around the corner). The main wall is usually stuck in the shade in a little pocket. Really nice rock, though in the fall it gets really cold. On the main wall the routes are pretty tough. The easiest one is probably a 5.10b/c, the rest look like 12s. Also the 10b/c has some ledges that, if you feel, you would hit before the rope caught you.

Getting There

It is roughly 36 miles west of Missoula, just past Alberton. The exit is number 70, it is the one just past Alberton, if your coming from Missoula. You take exit 70, turn around, and get going east on the highway. Within two minutes you will come to a rest stop, where you park. The main wall is right down the hill from the parking lot.
If you are coming from the east it is the rest stop just before Alberton. If you miss it you can turn around at Alberton and back track to it.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Alberton Rest Stop

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Unknown(1)
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 12
Abe's a Bitch
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Unknown(1)
 3
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Abe's a Bitch
 12
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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joshf
missoula, mt
joshf   missoula, mt
Chains are up on the slab side of this cliff as of march 6 Mar 9, 2009
Dan Bachen
Helena, MT
Dan Bachen   Helena, MT
Climbed routes this Jan, all seemed in good shape, the anchor for the last 2 has been equiped with chains so is a good rap for all points. All bolts seemed in good shape, even if they were not the routes are pretty secure. The only sketch part is the run out on the 4th route between the last bolt and the anchor Mar 8, 2010
A good area for beginning leaders. I was surprised how nice it was here, wasn't expecting it to be that way considering it's a rest area. Bring your swimsuit there's a beautiful beach to swim at right by the slab climbs. Super easy approach, which is nice. Aug 29, 2011
Dreez  
You can TR all the easy climbs so great for beginners. faces S/SW so pretty hot in summer. Look out for wasp nests, my GF got hit by a flock of them and swelled up.

Main wall looks really hard, all the holds are smooth/slopey. Can't TR. Aug 3, 2014
Google map to this address- Alberton Rest Area Eastbound, Alberton, MT 59820 Sep 11, 2017
Currently a wasp nest; slab side, Right most climb, between last bolt and anchors. Plan to clear it out early next week. Left a biner on the bail. Jul 7, 2018

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