Elevation: 5,814 ft
GPS: 45.743, -112.671 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ben Redinius on Oct 25, 2010 with 2 Suggestions
Admins: grk10vq, Zach Wahrer
Access Issue: Road closed December 2 to May 15 Details

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.

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.

Follow individual directions for the Wedge, Friends Rock, and other spires.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Humbug Spires

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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The Mutt and Jeff
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
Southwest Face
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Southeast Chimneys
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 4
Tiny Tim
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Dogleg Crack
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Mutt and Jeff Wedge
 60
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Southwest Face Wedge
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Southeast Chimneys Wedge
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Tiny Tim Wedge
 4
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Dogleg Crack Wedge
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
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