Elevation: 5,100 ft
GPS: 45.183, -110.888 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: GRK on Aug 6, 2010
Admins: GRK, Zach Wahrer
Access Issue: National Forrest Details

Description

Yankee Jim is a cluster of sparse, quality gneiss boulders with interesting features and bands.

Named after an old toll-road operator, Yankee Jim has a lot history, some of which is still noticeable so please exercise discretion and leave each area untouched and better then you found it.

While I've heard a few different names for some of the areas. The easiest division lies between two places called the Campground Boulders and The Loco-Motives.

If you're traveling to Yellowstone this makes a great stop before entering the park. The bouldering doesn't look like much, but its surprisingly fun and can be easily accessible.

Season

As with most, the climbing is best in the spring and fall, with year-round bouldering available with a little chasing of shadows and sun. In the colder days you can feel the friction, where as in the summer the hard problems tend to feel harder.

Camping

A pay campground is available for a few dollars a night (Yankee Jim Campground) as is free camping in the national forest. If camping in the NF, please camp a good distance in from the road and pack out what you pack in. Be aware of private property and please keep off.

Getting There

Only about an hour from Bozeman, Yankee Jim is found by taking I-90 east until reaching Livingston. Once here, look for exit 333 and drive south for 35 miles on highway 89 until you hit Tom Miner Road or the Yankee Jim Campground. If coming from Gardiner, MT take US Rt 89 north 12.9 miles till you hit the campground on the right.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Yankee Jim

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
 3
Gunshy
Boulder
V4 6B
 9
Genghis Tron
Boulder
V4 6B
 7
Snarf
Boulder
V6 7A
 3
Anakin
Boulder
V6 7A
 4
Foo Man Chew
Boulder
V7 7A+
 6
Montana's Most Wanted
Boulder
V7 7A+
 11
Gigarete
Boulder
V7 7A+
 5
Skywalker
Boulder
V7 7A+
 4
Super Trooper (Right Exit)
Boulder
V8 7B
 6
Mr. Leslie
Boulder
V10 7C+
 3
Harmony in Ultraviolet
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gunshy Locomotive Boul… > Gigarete Area > Gigarete Boulder
 3
V2 5+ Boulder
Genghis Tron Campground Boul… > Genghis Tron Boulder
 9
V4 6B Boulder
Snarf Campground Boul… > Thunder Boulders
 7
V4 6B Boulder
Anakin Jedi Boulders
 3
V6 7A Boulder
Foo Man Chew Locomotive Boul… > Gigarete Area > High Output Boulder
 4
V6 7A Boulder
Montana's Most Wanted Campground Boul… > Most Wanted Boulder
 6
V7 7A+ Boulder
Gigarete Locomotive Boul… > Gigarete Area > Gigarete Boulder
 11
V7 7A+ Boulder
Skywalker Jedi Boulders
 5
V7 7A+ Boulder
Super Trooper (Right Exit) Campground Boul… > Ranger Boulder
 4
V7 7A+ Boulder
Mr. Leslie Locomotive Boul… > Gigarete Area > Gigarete Boulder
 6
V8 7B Boulder
Harmony in Ultraviolet Locomotive Boul… > Gigarete Area > Gigarete Boulder
 3
V10 7C+ Boulder
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