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Balance of Power S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bush League T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Horse Schist T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Elevation: 4,900 ft
GPS: 45.593, -111.568 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Ty Morrison-Heath on Jan 31, 2012
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Description

Along the Bear Trap road this crag has a short approach and some really fun routes! It can be rather windy so bring your wind gear. It has been done in mid-January with the right weather. A very pretty setting right along Madison River makes this just a nice place to be.

Getting There

From Bozeman head west on Highway 84 (towards 4 Corners) until you reach the turn off for Bear Trap (20.6 miles from intersection of 84 and 191). Take a left just before the bridge to get onto the access road for Bear Trap. Head 1.2 miles down this dirt road until you reach a small pull through turnout on the left side of the road. The climbs are up above this. At this time there is a white rope hanging that allows you to ascend the 20ish foot cliff up to the start of the climb.

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Bryan Gartland
Helena, MT
Bryan Gartland   Helena, MT
In 1998 or thereabouts Chris Kurowski and I topped out on the right-facing book just left of "Balance of Power". It went at 5.8 or 5.9, was fairly dirty, but is a worthy adventure route if you're looking for something new to do on the Madison.

The short tower-esque formation downhill and to the right (south) of this buttress also hosts a fun little gear climb in the 5.7 range that finishes on a splitter crack, by Montana standardsÂ…

I'm psyched to check out "Balance" sometime in the future. Thanks for the addition. Aug 28, 2014

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