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 2 Suggestions
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.

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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
 63
Skin Diver
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 59
Robin
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 46
Sea Bucket
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 28
Under the Tree
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 23
It's Rice Jim (but not as we kno…
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 20
Martian Titties
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 56
Under the Sea
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 33
Coral Crimper
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Executive Decision
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
Snorkeling in the Sink
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 32
Left Prow
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 11
Twilight Chainsaw
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 88
Ignition
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Tsunami
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Without a Hat
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Skin Diver Lower Bear Canyon > Under The Sea Wall
 63
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Robin Lower Bear Canyon > Batman & Robin Slab
 59
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Sea Bucket Lower Bear Canyon > Under The Sea Wall
 46
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Under the Tree Lower Bear Canyon > Under The Sea Wall
 28
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
It's Rice Jim (but not as w… Lower Bear Canyon > Under The Sea Wall
 23
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Martian Titties Lower Bear Canyon > Boundary Line Fin
 20
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Under the Sea Lower Bear Canyon > Under The Sea Wall
 56
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Coral Crimper Lower Bear Canyon > Under The Sea Wall
 33
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
 18
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Left Prow Lower Bear Canyon > Batman & Robin Slab
 32
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Twilight Chainsaw Lower Bear Canyon > Boundary Line Fin
 11
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Ignition Lower Bear Canyon > Prow
 88
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Tsunami Upper Bear Canyon > Tsunami Area
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Without a Hat Lower Bear Canyon > Boundary Line Fin
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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