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Areas in Bear Canyon

Ant Wall 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Batman and Robin Slab 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Boundary Line Fin 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Hidden Spire Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Lower Tsunami Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Prow, The 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Tsunami Area 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Under The Sea Wall 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Upper Prow 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Yogi Bear Spire 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
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
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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.

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.

28 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.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 31
Skin Diver
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Moray in the Hole
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 27
Sea Bucket
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Under the Tree
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Snorkeling in the Sink
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
It's Rice Jim (but not as we know it)
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 8
Martian Titties
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 32
Under the Sea
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Executive Decision
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Two Minutes in Heaven
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
Twilight Chainsaw
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 45
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
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Shorty Wanna Be a Thug
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Skin Diver Under The Sea Wall
 31
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Moray in the Hole Under The Sea Wall
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Sea Bucket Under The Sea Wall
 27
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Under the Tree Under The Sea Wall
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Snorkeling in the Sink Under The Sea Wall
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
It's Rice Jim (but not as w… Under The Sea Wall
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Martian Titties Boundary Line Fin
 8
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Under the Sea Under The Sea Wall
 32
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
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Twilight Chainsaw Boundary Line Fin
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Ignition Prow
 45
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
Shorty Wanna Be a Thug Boundary Line Fin
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 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

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