Elevation: 6,200 ft
GPS: 45.27, -110.495 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ty Morrison-Heath on Jul 7, 2012
Admins: GRK, Zach Wahrer

Description

Located near Livingston, Mill Creek is host to many single pitch trad and sport lines on roadside granite in a beautiful alpine valley. Approaches are short (Some are less than 10 seconds from the car) and the climbing is fun and safe feeling. In 2007 Mill Creek burned rather disastrously leading to a neat new life feeling in the valley. Due to its location in the mountains it can experience some mountain weather and be considerably different from what Bozeman is experiencing weather wise so bring a jacket.

Getting There

Getting there is relatively easy:

Driving from Bozeman or Livingston - Drive down 89 heading towards Gardiner for ~17 miles and then take a left on Mill Creek Road. Head down Mill Creek Road for 14.3 miles continuing straight until the obvious large granite formations appear on the left side of the road. It should be noted that Mile Markers in this neck of the woods are unreliable for telling distance as they change each time the land crosses different land ownership parcels. It is approximately .25 miles after the Passage Falls Trailhead. See attached map for extra directions if needed.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mill Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 31
Righteous are the Brave
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 33
Ladyfingers
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 6
More Desire Than Fire
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Cutthroats Don't Wear Plaid
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Suprise Inside
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Anniversary Crack
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 16
Thunderbolt and Lightfeet
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
Fifty Shades of Green
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 15
Manly Fingertips
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
French Virgin
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
92 in the Shade
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 4
Nic-Arete
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 5
Smoking Monk
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Righteous are the Brave Ladyfingers Buttress
 31
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Ladyfingers Ladyfingers Buttress
 33
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
More Desire Than Fire Brain Bucket Wall - L…
 6
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Cutthroats Don't Wear Plaid Ladyfingers Buttress
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Suprise Inside Ladyfingers Buttress
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Anniversary Crack Rdside Fins
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Thunderbolt and Lightfeet Thunderbolt Buttress
 16
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Fifty Shades of Green Peanuts Wall
 7
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Manly Fingertips Ladyfingers Buttress
 15
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
French Virgin LSN Buttress
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
92 in the Shade Rdside Fins
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Nic-Arete Ladyfingers Buttress
 4
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Smoking Monk Warm-Up Wall
 5
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
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