Elevation: 4,447 ft
GPS: 45.615, -111.565 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: PKA on Sep 26, 2009
Admins: GRK, Zach Wahrer

Description

A few small crags along the Madison River, This area is a good winter spot as it stays fairly sunny and fairly warm. The rock quality is on the weak side, the gniess here can be fragile to say the least.

Still under development, this area has a few well traveled crags. Grades here range anywhere from 5.5 to 5.11+

This area is full of rattle snakes, ticks (in spring), and posion ivy, so keep a careful eye when approaching the crags.

Getting There

From Bozeman head west on Highway 84 until you get to the Madison River.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Madison River Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0- 4-
 5
Warm Up Right
Boulder
V1 5
 5
Z-Crack
Boulder
V2+ 5+
 4
Tick Season
Boulder
V4 6B
 13
Sheep Herder
Boulder
V5 6C
 11
Yesteryear
Boulder
V7 7A+
 3
Digby the Dangerous
Boulder
V7-8 7B
 7
The Fallen
Boulder
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
The Jack Attack
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 43
Standard Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a V1 5 PG13
 5
Sunny Butterflies
Trad, Boulder
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Balance of Power
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Drive-By Shooting
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 12
Alluvial Ecstasy
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
In Spite of Ourselves
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 4
White Panda
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Warm Up Right Bear Trap Rd Bo… > Flying Buttress… > Warm Up Boulder
 5
V0- 4- Boulder
Z-Crack Bear Trap Rd Bo… > Flying Buttress… > Z-Crack Boulder
 5
V1 5 Boulder
Tick Season Neat Rock Area > Neat Rock Bould… > Tick Boulder
 4
V2+ 5+ Boulder
Sheep Herder Bear Trap Rd Bo… > Flying Buttress… > Sheep Boulder
 13
V4 6B Boulder
Yesteryear Neat Rock Area > Neat Rock Bould… > Cow Skull Boulder
 11
V5 6C Boulder
Digby the Dangerous Neat Rock Area > Neat Rock Bould… > Digby Area
 3
V7 7A+ Boulder
The Fallen Bear Trap Rd Bo… > Flying Buttress… > Center Line Boulder
 7
V7-8 7B Boulder
The Jack Attack Winter Wall
 16
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Standard Route Neat Rock Area > Neat Rock Main Formation
 43
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Sunny Butterflies Neat Rock Area > Neat Rock Main Formation
 5
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a V1 5 PG13 Trad, Boulder
Balance of Power Bear Trap Rd Ro… > Crew Crag
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Drive-By Shooting Winter Wall
 9
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Alluvial Ecstasy Winter Wall
 12
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
In Spite of Ourselves Winter Wall
 9
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
White Panda Winter Wall
 4
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
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