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Routes in Humbug Spires

Dogleg Crack T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Exit 99 T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Mutt and Jeff, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Southeast Chimneys T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Southwest Face T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tiny Tim T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13

Description

The Humbug Spires contain excellent climbing on white granite of the Boulder Batholith. The main attraction here is the largest spire in the area, The Wedge. It is around 500 feet tall and requires 5.8 climbing to reach the summit. Consult Randall Green's Rock Climbing Montana or Butte's Climbing Guide by Dwight Bishop for further information.
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Getting There

The Humbug Spires are located in Silver Bow County in southwestern Montana, approximately 24 miles south of Butte and 36 miles north of Dillon. They are on the edge of the Big Hole River Valley between the Highland Mountains and the Pioneer Mountains. This area is accessible by graded road from Interstate Highway 15.

Turn off I-15 at Moose Creek Exit #99 and follow the graded Moose Creek Road for about 3 miles to the parking lot. Driving time from Butte or Dillon is about 45 minutes.

From the Moose Creek trailhead, the hike is around 4 miles. It is a generally leisurely hike, with very little elevation gain.

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Matt Wenger
Bozeman
Matt Wenger   Bozeman
It should be noted that the approach hike is an easy 4 miles, with very, very little elevation gain.

Also note, location marker is for trailhead. Actual coordinates for The Wedge are:

45.777565, -112.636676

Nice video Ty! May 7, 2017
Ty Morrison-Heath
Bozeman, MT
Ty Morrison-Heath   Bozeman, MT
Video I made of the Mutt and Jeff
youtube.com/watch?v=yuNZuCm… Jun 10, 2013
Ty Morrison-Heath
Bozeman, MT
Ty Morrison-Heath   Bozeman, MT
The original location of many of the dirty sox clubs exploits. There are some great reads on it if you google dirty sox club. Mar 22, 2011

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