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Elevation: 3,751 ft
GPS: 45.8068, -108.5951
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Shared By: Brian Hagerty on Oct 1, 2010
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The Billings Rimrocks (The Rims), the often overlooked sandstone mecca of eastern Montana. The most popular climbing area is above the Gregory subdivision. There are some great cracks and some great, although sometimes fragile, face climbs.

Most routes have easily accessible "bolt" anchors but many(carriage bolts through skimpy chain links) were junk the day they were put in and should be backed up. Due to the chossy nature of the rock, a stick or preclip is valuable on some routes. Toproping is possible on virtually all routes. A good local winter climbing destination but avoid it during the heat of the summer after 10:00am.

Always be aware of the EXTREME ROCKFALL DANGER which may involve entire sections of cliff and belay and hang out well away from the base of the climbs (helmets advised). Don't forget to bring your sense of humor and as always pack out all trash including: water bottles, cigarette butts, tape, and anything else you're tempted to leave behind.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Billings Rimrocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 23
Prime Rib
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Reuben
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
Betty Rubble
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 16
Cliffs of Insanity
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 9
The Bishop
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 12
Brown Sugar
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
Faster Pussycat
Trad, Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Corona Corner
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 7
Center Face
Sport, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Rockchuck Arete
Sport, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
The Gem
TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Excuse Abuse
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 13
Big Eagle Feather
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Next Best aka Next to the Last B…
Sport, TR
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 6
Reuben's Brother
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Prime Rib Gregory
 23
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Reuben Gregory
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Betty Rubble Gregory
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Cliffs of Insanity Gregory
 16
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
The Bishop Gregory
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad, TR
Brown Sugar Gregory
 12
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
Faster Pussycat Gregory
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport, TR
Corona Corner Phipps Park
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Center Face Gregory
 7
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Rockchuck Arete Gregory
 11
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
The Gem Gregory
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c TR
Excuse Abuse Gregory
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, TR
Big Eagle Feather Phipps Park
 13
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Next Best aka Next to the L… Gregory
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
Reuben's Brother Gregory
 6
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport, TR
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