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Routes in Bass Creek

Ballet Zone T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Bombay Boogie T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bop 'Till You Drop S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Flashdance T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Russian Ballet T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Waltz to Hands S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Elevation: 3,300 ft
GPS: 46.575, -114.138 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: 54321 on Jul 20, 2011
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Mixed Shade, lots of bugs, gorgeous drainage.....

There are about seven routes on the wall. I could not find the names of these routes anywhere. I am putting this to give you what I know so this area can get more climbers.

Honestly the reason this area is not climbed in much is that the routes are awkward and there is better climbing just a few miles down the road at Kootenai.

10 draws should be enough for this area.

Getting There

Head South on highway 93 from missoula for around 30 miles or so. Park at the Bass creek trailhead. Once you past the big rock on your right with the creek on your left your almost there. Look over to your right its not a very big wall it has maybe 7 routes.

This is the first climbable drainage down the Bitterroot. five minutes down the trail on your right. 1 minute scramble up scree.

Approach time: 5 minutes

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thughes  
The wall is 0.45 miles from the parking lot/trailhead. Also the trail up to the area is dirt. I didn't notice much scree near the climbing area. Apr 1, 2017
Josh Kornish
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Josh Kornish   tufaclimbing.com
Here are the correct route names with the correct grades.

The crag is called the "Dance Crag"

The chimney is called 'Bombay Boogie' 5.7

manky unnecessary bolt before entering chimney where finger to hand size cams. For now you can lower off the bolt midway.

The route just to the right with the small roof

Waltz to Hands 5.9

The supposed sketch lay back route is "Bop 'Till You Drop" 5.10. I don't recall any issues with too thin of chains.

The route furthest to the left on the west facing aspect is called "Ballet Zone" 5.9

there is a 5.10 variation called "Ragtime" that climbs left and up from the first to second bolt.

The route furthest to the right is called "Flashdance" 5.8 Jun 10, 2013

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