Elevation: 5,566 ft
GPS: 45.606, -110.917 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Patrick K. on Dec 9, 2009 · Updates
Admins: GRK, Zach Wahrer

Description

Great beginner sport climbing area with many climbs from 5.8 -5.10, and several great harder lines as well. Throughout the day areas can change from sunny to shady so plan accordingly. Climbs have lots of interesting features like single finger pockets. At times it can be crowded due to the proximity to Bozeman and its short hikes. Please note the work to keep some flat built platforms on the otherwise unconsolidated hillside. PLEASE treat these carefully and don't try to make them collapse.

Getting There

From downtown Bozeman drive east on Main and merge east onto the interstate. Travel about 3 miles until you reach the Bear Canyon exit ramp. After exiting the highway take a right on Bozeman Trail Rd., and then a left on Bear Canyon Rd. You can also take Kagy Blvd. east out of town, go through the small village of Fort Ellis, and turn right on Bear Canyon Rd.

Follow Bear Canyon Rd. for a few minutes until you reach the end/parking areas. You can also park at the New World Gulch trailhead and walk up the road. Or just search “Bear Canyon Trailhead” and follow your map.

44 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bear Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 66
Skin Diver
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 31
Moray in the Hole
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 67
Robin
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 55
Sea Bucket
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 35
Under the Tree
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 25
Martian Titties
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 67
Under the Sea
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 37
Coral Crimper
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Executive Decision
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 24
Snorkeling in the Sink
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 36
Left Prow
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 13
Twilight Chainsaw
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 103
Ignition
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 18
Super Jesus
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Tsunami
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Skin Diver Lower Bear Canyon > Under The Sea Wall
 66
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Moray in the Hole Lower Bear Canyon > Under The Sea Wall
 31
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Robin Lower Bear Canyon > Batman & Robin Slab
 67
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Sea Bucket Lower Bear Canyon > Under The Sea Wall
 55
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Under the Tree Lower Bear Canyon > Under The Sea Wall
 35
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Martian Titties Lower Bear Canyon > Boundary Line Fin
 25
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Under the Sea Lower Bear Canyon > Under The Sea Wall
 67
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Coral Crimper Lower Bear Canyon > Under The Sea Wall
 37
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Executive Decision Lower Bear Canyon > Boundary Line Fin
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Snorkeling in the Sink Lower Bear Canyon > Under The Sea Wall
 24
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Left Prow Lower Bear Canyon > Batman & Robin Slab
 36
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Twilight Chainsaw Lower Bear Canyon > Boundary Line Fin
 13
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Ignition Lower Bear Canyon > Prow
 103
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Super Jesus Lower Bear Canyon > Upper Prow
 18
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Tsunami Upper Bear Canyon > Tsunami Area
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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