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Antiquities Wall 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Blueberry Wall 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Forest Boulders, The 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Foyer, The 0 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Porcelain Wall 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Shipwreck Rock 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Elevation: 3,800 ft
GPS: 45.55, -110.208 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Ty Morrison-Heath on Mar 24, 2012 with updates
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Description

A really neat place to go and climb hard sport this area is under very active development and is host to mostly harder sport lines at the moment. The climbing is limestone and for the most part very steep for Montana. Some pockets are to be found but it is a lot of small edging. The river that flows through the canyon goes underground for part of the canyon but during spring can overrun and flow down the center. The waterfall has the same proclivity with it flowing under for most of the year but during high melt-off it will occasionally flow over the top of the riverbed. A really neat changing environment that feels a little different every time you go to it. Due to the very active route development many bolt lines you see will not be posted here as they are still projects in the making. This area is climbable pretty much year round with a fair amount of protection afforded by being in a canyon and mild temps. The best season is probably Spring and Fall, although during summer it can be fun to have a mid climbing sesh dip in the river.

Have a great time!

Getting There

From the East
To get to the Natural Bridges parking lot there are a couple of options. If coming from the east the best way is to get off at Big Timber exit 367 from I90. Drive through town following signs to state highway 298. Continue on state highway 298 for 25.1 miles and there is a sign designating Natural Bridges state park. Turn here and you have arrived at the parking lot. Expect around a 2 hour drive from Billings.
From the West
If coming from the West such as Bozeman there are two options. The route described as above stays on main roads and is slightly quicker but much less scenic than the way I prefer. I like to drive out to Livingston and then turn onto Swingley road and take it to Mcleod. See this map for details.
g.co/maps/u6js7
It is a gorgeous drive and does not take much longer than staying on the interstate.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Natural Bridge and Falls

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Skipping Stones into my Childhood
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Snap Dragon
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bird of Paradise
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Labors of Lust
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Himalayas Calling
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Black Parade
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Porcelain Wall
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Adventure time
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Winds of Deception
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Death From Above
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Stranger than Fiction
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
The Kraken
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Pageant of the Transmundane
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Irukandji Syndrome
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Monsters of the Deep
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Skipping Stones into my Chi… Foyer 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Snap Dragon Foyer 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Bird of Paradise Foyer 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Labors of Lust Foyer 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Himalayas Calling Porcelain Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Black Parade Foyer 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Porcelain Wall Porcelain Wall 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Adventure time Foyer 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Winds of Deception Foyer 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Death From Above Foyer 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Stranger than Fiction Foyer 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Kraken Shipwreck Rock 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Pageant of the Transmundane Porcelain Wall 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Irukandji Syndrome Shipwreck Rock 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Monsters of the Deep Shipwreck Rock 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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Pat Dyess
Bozeman, MT
Pat Dyess   Bozeman, MT
Old Brunkhorst route I believe...I've always thought it was 5.8-5.9 watch out for wasps they tend to like to build hives in the upper pockets also an unfinished thing you can tr off the prow of the tower. Bring 2 ropes or plan on belaying your partner up. Can be done in one pitch with a 70m. Apr 10, 2017
Saw a bolted multipitch (2) that is across the river from The Foyer wall to the right of the river- does anyone have any beta on this/ know what the two pitches are rated? wanna try it this weekend but can't find any info about it.. Apr 5, 2017

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