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Cooke City

Montana > S Central Region

Description

Cooke City ice climbs. often form up early. can be extremely avalanche prone. can be buttass cold. quite remote, and mostly within Jellystone National Park.

refer to Joe Josephsons guidebook: Winter Dance

mostly pure ice routes thus far.
expect to ski, or snowshoe to all routes - and break trail.

Cooke City contains several hotel/motels that are open in the winter. they are generally catering to the snowmobile's. there is a gas station, 2 restaurants, one bar, and one liquor store. all generally close up early.

Getting There

several hours south of Bozeman, thru Gardner. or snow machine north outta WY.

Routes from Left to Right

WI4 PG13
 2
Park Gate
Trad, Ice, Alpine
WI5
 2
The Plum
Trad, Ice, Alpine
WI4 PG13
 2
Silver Creek Falls
Trad, Ice, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Park Gate
 2
WI4 PG13 Trad, Ice, Alpine
The Plum
 2
WI5 Trad, Ice, Alpine
Silver Creek Falls
 2
WI4 PG13 Trad, Ice, Alpine

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Pilot Peak rainbow.
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front door parking
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Republic Peak (left) from town (Mt. Abiathar is hidden behind it)
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downtown Cooke City. looking due west at Barronette Peak in the background.
[Hide Photo] downtown Cooke City. looking due west at Barronette Peak in the background.