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 with updates from Gabe B. and 1 other
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Description

Great beginner sport climbing area with many climbs from 5.8 -5.10. 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 it's short hike. 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 onto the highway. Travel about 3 miles until you reach the Bear Canyon exit ramp. After exiting the highway take a right and then a quick left up towards Bear Canyon, follow this road for about 5 minutes until you reach the end/parking area. Hike up past Bear Canyon ski hill and continue on the trail for about 10 min. After a camp spot look for a small trail on your left. Cross the creek on a large log and you should be right near the climbs.

33 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
 42
Skin Diver
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 33
Sea Bucket
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Under the Tree
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
It's Rice Jim (but not as we kno…
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Ranger Smith
Sport 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 10
Martian Titties
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 9
Snorkeling in the Sink
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 40
Under the Sea
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 25
Coral Crimper
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Executive Decision
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Two Minutes in Heaven
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
Twilight Chainsaw
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 53
Ignition
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Schism
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Without a Hat
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Skin Diver Under The Sea Wall
 42
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Sea Bucket Under The Sea Wall
 33
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Under the Tree Under The Sea Wall
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
It's Rice Jim (but not as w… Under The Sea Wall
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Ranger Smith Yogi Bear Spire
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 2 pitches
Martian Titties Boundary Line Fin
 10
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Snorkeling in the Sink Under The Sea Wall
 9
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Under the Sea Under The Sea Wall
 40
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Coral Crimper Under The Sea Wall
 25
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Executive Decision Boundary Line Fin
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Two Minutes in Heaven Under The Sea Wall
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Twilight Chainsaw Boundary Line Fin
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Ignition Prow
 53
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Schism Boundary Line Fin
 6
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Without a Hat Boundary Line Fin
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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Ty Morrison-Heath
Bozeman, MT
Ty Morrison-Heath   Bozeman, MT
runkeeper.com/user/tymorris… Map of the approach. Aug 26, 2013
Joshwa Baker
Bozeman, MT
Joshwa Baker   Bozeman, MT
Does anyone know who bolted/ what the climbs are called for the short wall before the under the sea wall? Jun 7, 2018